Women's Health Seminar Series 2023/2024

The Women’s Health Seminar Series will feature multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship for attendees including students across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic and social factors in women’s health and their effects on women’s health outcomes. Each seminar will feature 45 minutes talks followed by an interactive question and answer period.

The series is open to everyone that is interested in learning more about women's health. We encourage all interested faculty, clinicians, community members and trainees to register for a talk or check out past seminars on our YouTube channel. All the seminars will be held virtually on Mondays from 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST) / 9:00 – 10:00 AM (PST) unless otherwise indicated.

Register here 





Monday, September 25th, 2023

9:00-10:30 am PDT/ 12:00-1:30 EDT 

Title: Leveraging brain-based predictive modelling to study sex, gender, and behaviour 

Presenter: Dr. Elvisha Dhamala, Assistant Professor, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Director, Brain-Based Predictive Modeling Laboratory

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

9:00-10:30 am PDT/ 12:00-1:30 EDT 

Title: How the path to menopause shapes cardiovascular disease risk

Presenter: Dr. Glen Pyle, Professor of Molecular Cardiology & Member of IMPART Network at Dalhousie Medicine

Monday, November 20th, 2023

9:00-10:30 am PDT/ 12:00-1:30 EDT 

Title: Studying sex differences in the human brain: Missteps, motivations, methods, maps, mechanisms and meanings

Presenter: Dr. Armin Raznahan, psychiatrist, Chief of the Section on Developmental Neurogenomics (SDN), Senior Investigator, NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

No video available

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

9:00-10:30 am PDT/ 12:00-1:30 EDT 

Title: The effects of oral contraceptives on stroke outcomes

Presenter: Dr. Ami Pravinkant Raval, Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

No video available 

Winter Break

Monday, January 29th, 2024

9:00-10:30 am PDT/ 12:00-1:30 EDT 

Title: Pathways from Childhood Abuse to Adulthood Mental Health Outcomes Among Women Living With HIV

Presenter: Dr. Carmen Logie, Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment & Health

No video available  
Title: Uncovering epigenetic biomarkers of allostatic load to investigate sex influences

Presenter: Dr. Jordan Marrocco, Assistant Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, Department of Biology, Touro University, New York, NY, United States


Monday, March 11th, 2024

9:00-10:30 am PDT/ 12:00-1:30 EDT

Title: Specificity of changes and importance of maternal well-being during pregnancy

Presenter: Dr. Tina Montreuil, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University 


Monday, April 15th, 2024

9:00-10:30 am PDT/ 12:00-1:30 EDT 

Title: Considering sex- and gender-related mechanisms in autism neuroscience

Presenter: Dr. Meng-Chuan Lai, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Staff Psychiatrist, Clinician Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health




First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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