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Principal Investigators & Advisors

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


  • Kelly Lyons, Ph.D., Director of Research and Education Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS
  • 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


  • 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

Principal Investigators

  • Irene Malaty, M.D. 
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
  • Sotirios Parashos, M.D., Ph.D.
    Struther’s Parkinson’s Center
    Golden Valley, MN
  • Joe Quinn, M.D. 
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, OR
  • Tanya Simuni, M.D.
    Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Nabila Dahodwala, M.D. 
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Joseph Jankovic, M.D. 
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • David Simon, M.D.
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston, M.A.
  • Kelly Lyons, Ph.D., Co-chair
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Kansas City, KS
  • Kelly Mills, M.D.
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
    Baltimore, M.D.
  • Bill Langston, M.D.
    The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • John Morgan, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical College of Georgia
    Augusta, GA
  • Fernando Pagan, M.D.
    Georgetown University Hospital
    Washington, DC
  • Robert Hauser, M.D., M.B.A. 
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
  • Thomas Davis, M.D., Co-chair
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Naomi Salins, M.D. 
    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • Carlos Singer, M.D.
    University of Miami
    Miami, FL
  • David Swope, M.D.
    NYU Langone Medical Center
    New York City, NY
  • Connie Marras, M.D.
    Toronto Western Hospital
    Toronto, Canada
  • Anne-Louise Lafontaine, M.D.
    McGill University Health Centre
    Montreal, Canada
  • Janis Miyasaki, M.D.
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Canada
  • Tanya Gurevich, M.D.
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
    Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Bastiaan Bloem, M.D., Ph.D.
    Nijmegen Parkinson’s Center
    Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Parkinson’s Foundation Staff

  • Fernando Cubillos, M.D.
    Parkinson’s Foundation
    Miami, FL
  • Nadia Romero
    Parkinson’s Foundation
    Miami, FL
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