ORWH Council Welcomes Three
Three new members were recently named to the NIH advisory committee on research on women’s health.
Dr. Chloe Bird is a senior social scientist at the RAND Corp., professor of policy analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School and author of Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choice and Social Policies. Her work assesses and maps gender differences in the quality of care for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Dr. Carolyn Mazure is a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale University’s School of Medicine, where she created and directs the interdisciplinary research center on health and gender. She developed new approaches for examining risk factors for depression and was the first to demonstrate how stress is a more potent pathway to depression in women than men.
Dr. David Page is director of Whitehead Institute, a professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He reconstructed the evolution of today’s X and Y chromosomes from an ancestral pair of chromosomes that existed 300 million years ago and discovered molecular evolutionary mechanisms by which the Y chromosome became functionally specialized in spermatogenesis.