Liisa Galea

Dr. Liisa Galea is a professor in psychology, member of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UBC, and a scientific advisor at Women’s Health Research Institute. She is the lead for the Women’s Health Research Cluster at UBC with over 230 members worldwide.

The main goal of her research is to improve brain health for women and men by examining the influence of sex and sex hormones on normal and diseased brain states such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Galea is a Distinguished University Scholar and holds numerous scientific awards and a community engagement award (Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction award). She has given over 100 speaking engagements, including keynotes.

Dr. Galea sits on the advisory board of the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Organisation for Sex and Gender Research and Steroids and Nervous System (Italy). She has over 160 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is also the chief editor of Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, and the president-elect of Organization for the Study of Sex Differences.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Galea, please see Google Scholar.

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