The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) will honor Dr. Alyson McGregor with the 2021 Lila A. Wallis Women’s Health Award at their annual conference, AMWA LEADS 2021: Advancing Leadership Development for Women in Medicine during the Gala on March 27, 2021. This award is given to an individual whose lifetime achievements, accomplishments, motivation, mentorship, energy and enthusiasm for women's health, education, and research reflect the trailblazing achievements and influences in women's health exemplified by Dr. Lila A. Wallis, one of AMWA’s Past Presidents.
Dr. Alyson J. McGregor is a physician, researcher, writer and women’s health advocate. She is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Director for the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine. Her research on the roles sex and gender play in emergent conditions has led to over 80 peer reviewed publications and has made her a spokesperson and advocate for women around the world. Dr. McGregor is the lead editor for the textbook Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine (Cambridge University Press). Her TEDx talk, “Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects For Women,” currently has over 1.6 million views and she has recently released her new book Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health and What We Can Do About It (Hatchet Book Group Publishing).
In the words of her nominator, Dr. Eliza Chin, “Dr. Alyson McGregor has been a long time champion of women's health and sex and gender specific health. She authored a seminal textbook on sex and gender in emergency medicine as well as the recent book Sex Matters. For over a decade, she has led programs and fellowships in women's health or sex and gender medicine, served on editorial boards providing expertise on those topics and more. Her CV speaks volumes.”