Ann Rydberg, BS
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Scottsdale
Ann Rydberg is a third-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and History at the College of William & Mary. She is interested in the intersections between different health domains including physical, mental, and emotional. She is currently pursing research interests involving sex and gender specific medicine in medical student education, how immunosuppressive medication for transplant relate to the development of cutaneous complications in pediatric patients, how marijuana use during COVID-19 affects outcomes both medically and psychologically, and how social media usage affects contraceptive knowledge in teens.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Advocating Including Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) and Gender as a Sociocultural Variable (GASV) Across All Health Professional Education
IntroductionSex as a biological variable has an impact on anatomy and physiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic responses to treatment, and health outcomes. Gender as a sociocultural variable impacts risk factors for disease. Most preclinical and clinical research studies still do not adequately represent females/women; disaggregate, analyze and report data by sex; or account for gender influences. These variables have not been incorporated systematically into education across health professions. Four educational tenets designed by an interprofessional team of sex…