Our Research Team

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Our advisory committee is comprised of neurologists, psychiatrists, a speech therapist, swallowing therapist and a physical therapist. Our research endeavors are accomplished with the help of many individuals including of course, the participation and commitment from people within the Parkinson Community.

Chief Research Consultant

Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD., ABPP-CN, Chief of Neuropsychology Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Research Advisory Committee

Jeff Bronstein, M.D., Ph.D,  Professor of Neurology, Fred Silton Family Chair in Movement Disorders, Director of Movement Disorders, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Fay Horak, PhD, PT, Professor of Neurology, Balance Disorders Laboratory, School of Medicine, at Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR

Laura Marsh, MD, Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine and Executive Director, Mental Health Care Line, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX.

Michael Okun, MD, Chair, and Professor, Department of Neurology. Administrative Director and Co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, part of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, the McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.

Lori Ramig, PhD, SLP, Speech Therapist and co-founder of LSVT Global, and Research Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder, CO.

Mariam Symber, MS, CCC-CLP, Speech and Swallowing Therapist, Long Branch, NJ.

Daniel Weintraub, MD, Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.


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