Alyson McGregor studies women's health, especially as it relates to emergency care — when time-sensitive, life-or-death decisions are made using drugs and treatments mainly tested on men.

Why you should listen

Alyson J. McGregor MD is co-founder and director for the Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) Division (formerly Women’s Health in Emergency Care) within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Her group's aim is to establish research and educational endeavors that promote sex- and gender-specific medicine and women’s health as they relate to emergency care. Dr. McGregor received her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and residency training at Brown, where she continues to work as an attending physician at RI Hospital Emergency Department. Dr. McGregor is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and also serves as co-director for the SGEM Fellowship and co-founder of the national organization Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative. She is the author of Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women's Health and What We Can Do About It.

Alyson McGregor’s TED talk