Dr. Madsen, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender, is an NIH-funded researcher who studies sex and gender differences in stroke. Following medical school at Boston University and a residency in emergency medicine at Brown University, she completed a research fellowship and advanced research degree (Masters in Clinical and Translational Research) at the Brown School of Public Health. She has published extensively on sex and gender differences in stroke; her work has included the study of sex and gender differences in the presentation of symptoms, acute therapies, outcomes, and risk factors/prevention. In addition to presenting her work at national conferences, she serves on the AHA Emergency Neurovascular Care Committee as well as multiple other national organizations related to stroke care. She is also a member of PROWESS, a multi-displinary group of researchers and physicians dedicated to the study of stroke in women.