Gillian Einstein

einsteinDr. Einstein is a neuroscientist working primarily in the fields of neurodegenerative disease, cognitive neuroscience and sex-based biology. Her laboratory work and scientific publications have been in vision, memory and Alzheimer’s disease. Her current research efforts explore the neurobiological effects of cultural practices such as female genital cutting and the effects of hormonal cycling on cognition and mood. She is an advocate for multidisciplinary research in women’s health and for the increased integration of the basic sciences into our understanding of sex/gender.

Dr. Gillian Einstein is the inaugural director of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Women’s Health, which launched at the University of Toronto in the fall of 2007. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Public Health Sciences, and serves as a mentor for the Health Care Technology and Place program.

Dr. Einstein is a charter member of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD), a temporary advisor to the World Health Organization on the psychological repercussions of female genital circumcision/mutilation/cutting, and a member of the Institute Advisory Board of the Institute for Gender and Health, CIHR. She is also one of several organizers of a continuing think-tank series to “Re-theorize Women’s Health,” including one in the planning on Global Bodies.

Gillian Einstein is the editor of Sex and the Brain, published by MIT Press in November 2007.


Dr. Gillian Einstein
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3

Phone: 416-978-0896
Lab Phone: 416-978-6582