Dr. Alyson J. McGregor

MD, MA, FACEP

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Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP is a women’s health pioneer who has brought the concept of sex and gender differences in the delivery of acute medical care to the global stage. 


She is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Co-Founder and Director for the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) at Brown University’s Department of Emergency Medicine. 


Dr. McGregor is also a Co-Founder for the national organization Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative. Dr. McGregor’s research focus is on the effects that sex and gender have on emergent conditions. She has been an advocate for this model nationally, speaking widely to both medical professionals and laypeople. 


Her TEDx talk, “Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women,” currently has over 1.6 million views, and has sparked a national conversation around how sex and gender influence medical treatment and outcomes. 


She has written or co-written over eighty peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals on the topic of sex and gender. She’s also the lead editor for the medical textbook, Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 2016). 


Dr. McGregor’s book, Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health—and What We Can Do About It, is now available here