Barbara B. Sherwin

Professor Emerita

Canada Research Chair in Hormones, Brain and Cognition, Tier I

Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room N8/10, 398-6087
barbara.sherwin at

Research Areas

Behavioral Neuroscience, Health, Clinical

Prof. Sherwin's research is in the area of human psychoendocrinology and focuses on the mechanisms by which hormones influence memory and mood in humans.  Studies in progress are concerned with investigating the effects of estrogen on depression and on memory in a variety of normal and clinical populations (e.g., women with major depressive disorders, those with Alzheimer's Disease and healthy elderly men and women).

Selected References

Matousek, R., Sherwin, B.B. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Add-Back Estrogen or Placebo on Cognition in Men with Prostate Cancer Receiving an Antiandrogen and a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analog. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2010; 35: 215-225.

Sherwin, B.B., Chertkow, H., Schipper, H., Nasreddine, Z.  A Randomized Controlled Trial of Estrogen Treatment in Men with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Neurobiology of Aging (2009), doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2009.11.002

Sherwin, B.B. The Neuroprotective Effect of Estrogen in Women; Is Timing of the Initiation of Treatment Critical? Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 2009; 5: 620-627.

Sherwin, B.B., *Henry, J. Brain Aging Modulates the Neuroprotective Effect of Estrogen on Selective Aspects of Cognition in Women: A Critical Review. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 2008; 29: 88-113.

Updated: May 2014
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