International Women's Day Special Issue

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, has launched a free access special issue of curated content focused on women and gender issues in health and sciences.

Consisting of journal articles and book chapters supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this free resource is intended to further new research and to raise awareness around this year’s theme for International Women’s Day: #ChoosetoChallenge, as well as the UN’s focus for IWD this year: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.

Elsevier, Academic Radiology, Volume 29, March 2022
Rationale and Objectives: Our objectives were (1) to determine the extent to which gender discrimination and sexual harassment are experienced by female radiologists and trainees; (2) to examine whether experiencing harassment or discrimination influences perceptions of gender parity; and (3) to explore whether the existence of either formal institutional policies or the number of women in the workplace and/or in leadership positions influences perceptions of having achieved gender equity.
Elsevier, Advances in Radiation Oncology, Volume 5, 1 November 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the current status of gender disparities in academic radiation oncology departments in the United States and the associated factors. Methods and Materials: The data were collected from publicly available resources, including websites of individual radiation oncology programs, the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Elsevier, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Volume 136, August 2021
Objectives: This study aimed to determine whether there are differences in the language used in grant applications submitted to a Southern Brazil Research Support Foundation (FAPERGS) according to the gender, career stage, and the number of publications of applicants. Study Design and Setting: This observational study also evaluated the relationship between gender, career stage, curriculum, and writing characteristics.
Elsevier, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 60, January 2021
Introduction: Although vaccination coverage is high in Kenya relative to other African nations, undervaccinated children remain, making it important to identify characteristics of these children and their caregivers. Potentially relevant but understudied factors are women's empowerment and early marriage. Women who marry older and have more autonomous decision-making authority may be better able to ensure their children receive health services, including immunizations.

Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine (Third Edition), Gender in the Genomic Era, 2017, Pages 733-741

The chapter explores gender-specific medicine. It advances SDG Goal, Gender Equality, by ensuring gender is considered in treatments of illness and disease.

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment,  2017, Pages 131-137

This chapter advances SDG 5, Gender Equality, by exploring the gender differences among individuals with cannabis use disorder.

Biomarkers of Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders, 2020, Pages 95-109

This book chapter reviews the literature supporting a genetic basis for obsessive-compulsive disorder, advancing SDG 5, gender equality.

Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, Volume 5, 2020, Pages 53-117

This book chapter discusses how new policies are needed to reorient the food system so that it prioritizes smallholder communities, with a renewed focus on the needs and aspirations of women, advancing SDG 2 ad SDG 5.