Washington University School of Medicine
Sneha Chaturvedi is an MD/PhD student at Washington University School of Medicine. She is currently in the first year of her PhD in the lab of Joseph Dougherty, PhD, investigating sex differences in neurodevelopment and psychiatric disorders. Sneha is the medical student chair of the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative of the American Medical Women's Association, where she leads initiatives to include sex and gender based medicine in healthcare curricula. She promotes health equity and community engagement among her peers, including publishing a paper on an Anti-Racism and Social Justice Journal Club developed by her class.
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…