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Our mission is to promote inclusivity and scientific rigor in the study of sex variability and women's health.

Sex contextualism in laboratory research

In a Focus Issue of Cell, we discuss how to analyze and interpret sex-related variation in ways that minimize harm while upholding standards of rigor. Read the explainer here.


Training materials on how to consider sex and gender: Are they up to the task?

We evaluated publicly available online courses on how to incorporate sex and gender as a variable in research, including NIH's "SABV Primer." We found that there is room for improvement.


Best Practices to Promote Rigor and Reproducibility in the Era of Sex-inclusive Research

Janet Rich-Edwards and I use the "4 C's" framework to discuss how to best test for and report sex variability.


Dr. Maney heads to Harvard as a Radcliffe Fellow


I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to spend a full academic year 2023-2024 collaborating with colleagues at Harvard. I'll be helping to developing resources to make biomedical research more sex/gender inclusive while at the same time more rigorous.

Best of all, I joined the GenderSci Lab!


Identifying Barriers to Implementation of SABV policy 


With my collaborators Katrina Karkazis and Kimbi Hagen, I examined the implementation of the NIH policy on Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV). This project was funded by the Emory Specialized Center for Research Excellence on Sex Differences.


Why and How to Account for Sex and Gender in Behavioral Research

Lise Eliot led this how-to article, based on our workshop at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in 2022.


Sex-Inclusive Biomedicine: Are New Policies Increasing Rigor and Reproducibility?

My collaborator Janet Rich-Edwards and I weigh in on common analytical errors in the study of sex variability and what we can do to prevent them.


Rigor and Reproducibility in the Study of Sex Differences

Click to watch my presentation at the UCLA Lab of Neuroendocrinology. 

University of California, Los Angeles

March 17, 2023


What is a Sex Difference?

Click to watch my keynote address at the Connors-BRI Symposium: Incorporating Sex and Gender as Research Variables to Advance Health. 

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

May 9, 2022

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Sex-based Data in the Spotlight

What counts as evidence for a sex difference? Our study in eLife shows that claims of sex differences in the biological sciences are often not backed by sound statistics. 

See Emory's press release here.


A Beginner's Guide to Sex Differences in the Brain


An opinion piece published in The Conversation

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Interested in calculating an effect size and overlap for a sex difference you are reading about? Or one you discovered yourself? Use our tool to generate graphs! And if you prefer colors other than pink and blue, head to

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