Women, Gender, Sex and Dementia (WGSD)
Lead: Mary C. Tierney
Program Coordinator: Ashley Curtis
Our goal is to work with CCNA’s 20 research teams to ensure that relevant sex and gender research questions will be studied across the spectrum of neurodegeneration in both human and animal model studies.
|By using this lens, CCNA’s research teams can capture important sex and gender differences in the prevalence, incidence, symptoms, and progression of neurodegenerative diseases. For example, these differences may be due to biological and physiological variations between the sexes, and/or gender differences in roles, occupations, environmental exposures, and other life experiences. Understanding sex and gender differences and how they interact is critical for developing interventions for both the prevention and treatment of neurodegeneration.