Dr. Madsen is an Assistant Professor, the Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender, and the ED Director of Acute Stroke Services within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  After completing both her undergraduate and medical degrees at Boston University, she completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University followed by a research fellowship with a focus on sex and gender differences in acute aspects of disease during which she earned a Master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Research. 

Dr. Madsen conducts research in the realm of sex and gender based medicine as well as women’s health and gender disparities in the physician workforce.  Through her research, she works to translate sex differences in the epidemiology of stroke into clinical tools and interventions to prevent stroke and improve outcomes for both women and men. 

In her FIX19 talk, Dr. Madsen explores her interest in women’s health needs and the influences behind that interest. She explains why we can no longer use a one size fits all approach to stroke care and instead need to use sex and gender specific approaches to health care in order to take better care of everybody.

Watch the FIX19 talk below!