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 2-year 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. Currently funded by a K23 from NHLBI as well as a foundation award from the Patterson Trust, her research focuses on sex and gender differences in the epidemiology, outcomes, and acute treatment of stroke. She is a PhD candidate in epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, speaks regularly at the national level and has established a national presence in the field of sex and gender differences in stroke. 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.