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AIHM Austin, TX Chapter ~ Virtual Meeting – All Chapters/Student Alliances Invited
October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Speaker: Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD
Topic: Genomics of Brain Inflammation: from Autism to Alzheimer’s
In this talk, Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, AIHM, will share some highlights of how various genomic SNPs relate to brain inflammatory conditions such as Autism, Alzheimer’s, and PANDAS. Dr. Hausman-Cohen will also discuss how genomics can be used to better uncover the root causes of chronic illness and as a clinical decision support tool. Dr. Hausman-Cohen is the medical director and co-founder of IntellxxDNA™ which is a genomics platform currently being used across the country including by Dr. Dale Bredesen as part of his latest clinical trial for the reversal of cognitive decline. Dr. Hausman-Cohen is also a practicing integrative physician and the co-founder of Resilient Health Austin.
Bio: Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen is the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of IntellxxDNA and Resilient Health Austin. She has been in the field of integrative medicine for over 20 years. She got funding for and organized the first “alternative medicine lecture series” at Harvard back in 1990 when she was a medical student. She originally started down a path to obtain her Ph.D. in Medicine (also at Harvard) with a focus on cell biology and neuroendocrinology, but soon realized that she loved the breadth of medicine as well as patient contact and instead became a family physician. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Hausman-Cohen had worked in the field of genetics and drug design. During the past 5 years, she has used her strong scientific background and breadth of knowledge in the fields of medicine, genomics, and mechanisms of supplements along with what her co-founder calls “cognitive flexibility” to develop IntellxxDNA which is a clinical decision support tool for licensed health care providers. The IntellxxDNA™ clinical decision support tool is now being used to make genomics actionable and understandable and is being used as part of medical decision making by Integrative and Functional Medicine physicians across the country. It is also being used in studies, including a study on “reversal of cognitive decline” by Dr. Dale Bredesen and his team. In her free time, Dr.
Hausman-Cohen also still sees patients and enjoys getting to the root cause of health issues at Resilient Health Austin, which she refers to as her playground. Dr. Hausman-Cohen’s colleagues and fellow researchers describe her as having unbounded energy, compassion, and generosity which sets the spirit for the work that the whole Resilient Health and IntellxxDNA teams put forward. She has published review papers on the topics of genomics and environmental medicine and has taught extensively across the country at conferences for physicians as well as for community members. She lives in Austin TX and has three grown children, two of which are in healthcare and one is a computer scientist.