Investigators and Members of the Steering Committee

Investigators and Members of the Steering Committee

These individuals work to make life better for people with Parkinson’s through their participation in the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project.

Principal Investigator

  • Connie Marras, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at University Health Network, University of Toronto in Toronto Canada

Members of the Steering Committee

  • Tom Davis, M.D., Director Division of Movement Disorders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN
  • Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL
  • Nabila Dohodwala, MD, MS., Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
  • Eugene Nelson, DSc, Director of Quality Administration for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH
  • Miriam Rafferty, D.P.T., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Education in Health Sciences Northwestern University in Chicago, IL
  • Marilyn Neault, PhD. Parkinson’s Foundation Patient Research Advocate


Irene Malaty, MD 
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Contact Study Coordinator at: 352-294-5434

Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD
Struther’s Parkinson’s Center
Golden Valley, MN
Contact Study Coordinator at: 952-993-5495

Jeff A. Kraakevik, MD 
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Contact Study Coordinator at: 503-494-7245

Tanya Simuni, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Contact Study Coordinator at: 312-503-5645

Nabila Dahodwala, MD 
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Contact Study Coordinator at: 215-829-7725

Joseph Jankovic, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Contact Study Coordinator at: 713-798-3951

David Simon, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Contact Study Coordinator at: 617-667-9890

Kelly Lyons, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Contact Study Coordinator at: 913-588-6989

Kelly Mills, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Baltimore, MD
Contact Study Coordinator at: 410-955-2954

Christopher Way, DO
The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center
Sunnyvale, CA
Contact Study Coordinator at: 408-542-5620

John Morgan, MD, PhD
University of Augusta
Augusta, GA
Contact Study Coordinator at: 706-721-4912

Fernando Pagan, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
Contact Study Coordinator at: 202-404-1447

Robert Hauser, MD, MBA 
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Contact Study Coordinator at: 813-396-0757

Thomas Davis, MD
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Contact Study Coordinator at: 615-936-5517

Naomi Salins, MD 
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Scottsdale, AZ
Contact Study Coordinator at: 602-406-4206

Carlos Singer, MD
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Contact Study Coordinator at: 305-243-6732

Andrew Feigin, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York City, NY
Contact Study Coordinator at: 646-501-4367

Connie Marras, MD
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, Canada
Contact Study Coordinator at: 416- 603-5800 Ext. 6422

Anne-Louise Lafontaine, MD
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Canada
Contact Study Coordinator at: 514-398-7174

Janis Miyasaki, MD
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada
Contact Study Coordinator at: 780-248-1797

Tanya Gurevich, MD
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Contact Study Coordinator at: 972-3-697-4912

Bastiaan Bloem, MD, PhD
Nijmegen Parkinson’s Center
Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Contact Study Coordinator at: 024-36-14308

Parkinson’s Foundation Staff

  • James C. Beck, PhD
    Parkinson's Foundation
    New York, NY
  • Rebeca De Leon
    Parkinson’s Foundation
    Miami, FL

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