Women's Brain Project

Differential research for equal treatment


Our Story

Founded in August 2016, we are a non-profit organization based in Switzerland.

We are currently leading an unprecedented initiative to promote a scientific discussion on the specific vulnerability of the female brain to mental diseases and to advocate for women’s mental health.

Moreover, we strive to support OECDs target of providing a disease modifying treatment for Alzheimer's Diseases by 2025.


Our Goals

"identify specific needs related to women's brain health, advocate for change,

position the findings for the benefit of the society"


to promote high-impact science (generating WBP's authored peer-reviewed evidence), distribute relevant scientific information to a wide audience


to advocate for sex- and gender- oriented neuroscience, precision medicine, and social support to caregivers

to generate awareness (WBP aims to be a voice for promoting women's brain health by providing a platform for women passionate about, committed to, and or suffering from brain diseases)

Meet our Team

Board of Directors

MariaTeresa Ferretti, PhD

MariaTeresa Ferretti


A junior group leader at University of Zurich working on biomedical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.  Read more..


Gautam Maitra

Fil. lic. Stockholm University

Chemist and regulatory affairs professional.  Member of the European Advisory Council of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.  Read more...

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech, PhD

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech


A health psychologist working at the Interdisciplinary Competence
Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen.  Read more...

Executive Committee

Advisory Board

Prof. Ann Kato
Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Prof. Claudio Cuello - view profile
McGill University 

Meryl Comer
Women against Alzheimer

Brooks Kenny
Women against Alzheimer 

Prof. Sabina Misoch - view profile
Interdisciplinary Competence Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen 

Tania Dussey-Cavassini - view profile
Vice-Director, Ambassador for Global Health and Head of the International Affairs Division of Federal Office of Public Health since 2013 

Lynn Posluns
Women's Brain Health Initiative USA 

Prof. Andrea Pfeifer 
CEO AC Immune

Prof. Harald Hampel
Département de Neurologie, Institut de la Mémoire et de laMaladie d’Alzheimer (IM2A), Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, France

Prof. Hélène Girouard - view profile
Universite' de Montreal 

Prof. Staci Bilbo - view profile
Harvard Medical School 

Emily Cook 
Alzheimer's Research UK


Our Ambassadors

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Sylvia Day  >

an international comedian, actress, writer, lyricist, impressionist,

singer, pianist, director, producer and all-around entertainer


Sofia Petersson  >

impacted by Alzheimer's Disease for more than half of her life,

she shares her stories

Mara Hank Moret

Mara Hank Moret  >

mother, wife, daughter, sister, and

a friend 


Brandy Butler  >

one of the most highly respected musicians and 

vocalists in the Swiss Scene


Sofia's Stories

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