Jill M. Goldstein, PhD

Jill M. Goldstein, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Founder, Executive Director of the Women, Heart and Brain Global Initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Helen T. Moerschner Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair in Women’s Health. She is a clinical neuroscientist and expert in sex differences in health and diseases associated with the central nervous system, in particular, depression, its comorbidity with heart disease, and risk for Alzheimer’s disease. She leads the interdisciplinary research program (NIH-funded for more than 30 years) Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory of Sex Differences in the Brain ( She has received numerous awards, served on scientific review boards, and participated in strategic planning for the National Institute of Health Office for Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), National Institute for Mental Health, and the Institute of Medicine. She has spent her career at Harvard training the next generation of women and men in women’s health and sex differences in medicine, including leading an ORWH Harvard junior faculty training program on building interdisciplinary careers in women’s health. In 2018, she launched the Women, Heart and Brain Global Initiative, a collaboration between MGH and the Harvard-T.H. Chan School of Public Health, partnering with WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, to tackle sex differences in the shared causes of the co-occurrence of depression, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, and to develop personalized sex-selective therapeutics and healthcare systems globally.