Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Sex Matters: Examining Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Child Psychiatry

David S. Hong, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University Medical Center


About the speaker:
David Hong is as an Assistant Professor in the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford University, where he investigates neurobiological correlates of cognitive-behavioral dysfunction with the goal of ultimately applying this knowledge to clinical practice. His recent work has focused on sex-specific determinants of neurodevelopment, including examination of sex chromosome influence on brain anatomy and function, as demonstrated in sex chromosome aneuploidies. Utilizing genomic, neuroimaging and cognitive-behavioral methods he investigates mechanisms by which differential gene expression from the sex chromosomes may influence social cognition and executive functions. He has recently extrapolated this work by studying how genetic factors interface with sex steroid influence, particularly in the modulation of brain development during the dynamic period of adolescence. His clinical activities include working with children and families with neurodevelopmental disorders as well as overseeing the Executive Function Clinic in the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences, where he is the Associate Director of Clinical Neuroscience.


Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Evalutate the relevance of sex differences in the prevalence and course of psychiatric disorders
  • Be familiar with disease models or conditions that allow investigation of sex as a biological variable in psychiatric disease
  • Understand the contribution of genetics and hormones towards sex differences in cognitive and behavioral phenotypes


Remote live streaming locations:

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland: OPC Boardroom
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General: Bldg. 3, Carr Auditorium


UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and are intended only for an audience of medical professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for licensed physicians participating in this activity. To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Wednesday, February 28 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

LP-190 Auditorium
401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143