Faculty

Advertising

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
kelleherThomas Kelleher, PhDAdvertisingFacultyEducation and development of advertising campaigns for the Fixel InstituteNo Patient Care
morrisJon D. Morris, PhD.AdvertisingFacultyEducation and development of advertising campaigns for the Fixel InstituteNo Patient Care

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College of the Arts

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Jill SonkeJill Sonke, PhDArts in MedicineFacultyDance and Parkinson’s disease, dementias, Tourette and Huntington’s disease.No Patient Care

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Department of Anesthesiology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
robicsekStephen Robicsek, MD PhDAnesthesiologyFacultyNeuroanaethesia and movement and cognitive disordersNeuroanaethesia and movement and cognitive disorders

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Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Julia ChoiJulia Choi, PhD.Applied Physiology and KinesiologyFacultyParkinson's disease and dementias and applied physiology and kinesiologynone
ChristouEvangelos Christou, PhDApplied Physiology and KinesiologyFacultyAging and neuromuscular control of movement, Dystonia, Parkinson's, Parkinsonism, Alzheimer'sNo patient care
hassChris Hass, PhDApplied Physiology and KinesiologyFacultyGait and Balance, Biomechanics, Dystonia, Parkinson's, Tremor, DBSNo patient care
Rachael-SeidlerRachael Seidler, PhDApplied Physiology and KinesiologyFacultyMotor learning and neural control of movement in health and diseaseNo patient care
David_VaillancourtDavid Vaillancourt, PhDApplied Physiology and KinesiologyFacultyImaging Biomarkers for Dystonia, Parkinson's, Parkinsonism, Alzheimer'sNo patient care

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Department of Biomedical Engineering

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
daniel_ferrisDaniel Ferris, PhDBiomedical EngineeringFacultyGait and Balance, PhysiologyNo patient care
aysegul_gunduzAyse Gunduz, PhDBiomedical EngineeringFacultyNeuromodulation and NeurotechnologyNo patient care
UF_Kevin_OttoKevin Otto, PhDBiomedical EngineeringFacultyNeuromodulation and Device-TissueNo patient care

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Department of Biostatistics

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Samuel WuSamuel Wu, PhDBiostatisticsFacultyParkinson's and Degenerative diseases, big data, adaptive design of clinical trials, simultaneous statistical inference, data confidentiality & privacy protection, and sports statisticsNo Patient Care

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Department of Chemical Engineering

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
ZieglerKirk Ziegler, PhDChemical EngineeringFacultyNeuromodulation and Device-TissueNo Patient Care

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Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
adam woodsAdam Woods, Ph.D.Clinical and Health PsychologyFacultyTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation (tCDS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Brain Stimulation ResearchNo Patient Care

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Department of Community Health & Family Medicine

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
clugstonJames Clugston, M.D.Community Health and Family MedicineFacultyConcussion, TBI, sports medicine and chronic traumatic encephaolopathyConcussion, TBI, sports medicine and chronic traumatic encephaolopathy

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College of Design, Construction & Planning

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Sherry AhrentzenSherry Ahrentzen, Ph.D.College of Design, Construction, and PlanningFacultyBuilding designs and improvements for patients with Parkinson’s disease and neurodegenerative syndromesNo Patient Care
Ravi-SrinivasanRavi Srinivasan, PhDCollege of Design, Construction, and PlanningFacultyParkinson's and virtual reality, construction of smart housesNo patient care

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Digital Worlds Institute

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
OliverioJames OliverioDigital Worlds InstituteFacultyInteractive technologies and musicNo Patient Care
markus santosoMarkus Santoso, Ph.D.Digital Worlds InstituteFacultyVirtual reality for Parkinson’s, Dystonia and Tourette; interactive technologies No Patient Care

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
jack judyJack Judy, PhDElectrical EngineeringFacultyNeurotechnology and NanotechnologyNo patient care
Daniela OliveiraDaniela Oliveira, PhDElectrical and Computer EngineeringFacultyInterdisciplinary computer security in Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's Disease and other disorders. She studies human factors in security (human-related cyber deception, phishing, developer's blind spots) and (ii) systems/IoT security, and the application of dynamic information flow to thwart attacks. No Patient Care
karim oweissKarim Oweiss, PhDElectrical and Computer EngineeringFacultyNeuromodulation and Brain-Machine InterfacesNo patient care
erin-patrickErin Patrick, PhDElectrical and Computer EngineeringFacultyElectrical Current Modeling for NeuromodulationNo patient care
PrincipeJose Principe, PhDElectrical and Computer EngineeringFacultySignal Analysis and NeurotechnologyNo patient care
yoonYong-Kyu Yoon, PhDElectrical and Computer EngineeringFacultyBiotechnology, optrodes and optogeneticsNo Patient Care

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Department of Epidemiology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
zhaoJinsing Zhao, PhDEpidemiologyFacultyParkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular GeneticsNo Patient Care

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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
HenkenBobbi Langkamp-Henken, PhD, RDFood Science and Human NutritionFacultynutrition in Parkinson's disease and other neurological disordersNo patient care

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Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
David PascualDavid Pascual, Ph.D.Infectious Diseases & Immunology (Veterinary School)FacultyBotulinum Toxins and Other NeurotoxinsNo Patient Care

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Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
ranumLaura Ranum, PhD.Molecular Genetics and MicrobiologyFacultyALS, Ataxia and Neuromuscular Disordersnone
SwansonMaurice Swanson, PhD.Molecular Genetics and MicrobiologyFacultyALS and Neuromuscular Disordersnone
Eric WangEric Wang, PhD.Molecular Genetics and MicrobiologyFacultyMyotonic Dystrophy and Neuromuscular Disordersnone

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Department of Neurology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Leonardo AlmeidaLeo Almeida, MDNeurologyFacultyNeuromodulation and NeurotechnologyParkinson's disease and movement disorders, intraoperative microelectrode recording
Melissa ArmstrongMelissa Armstrong, MDNeurologyFacultyParkinson's Dementia and Lewy Body DiseaseParkinson's disease, Parkinson's Disease Dementia, Lewy Body Disease
BekeMatt Beke, BSNeurologyNutritionistNutrition and Dietician, microbiome and probioticsNutrition in Movement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MS
carlsonAaron Carlson, M.D.NeurologyFacultyCognitive and movement disorders disorders and multiple sclerosisCognitive and movement disorders disorders and multiple sclerosis
chuquilinMiguel Chuquilin, M.D.NeurologyFacultyALS and Neuromuscular DisordersALS and Neuromuscular Disorders
Wissam DeebWissam Deeb, MDNeurologyFacultyTourette and NeurotechnologyParkinson's disease and Tourette
matthew farrerMathew Farrer, Ph.D.NeurologyFacultyGenetics of Parkinson’s, Dystonia, Dementias and Movement DisordersNo Patient Care
gyangTirisham Gyang, M.D.NeurologyFacultyCognitive and movement disorders disorders and multiple sclerosisCognitive and movement disorders disorders and multiple sclerosis
christopher hessChristopher Hess, MDNeurologyFacultyTremor, Dystonia, DBS, TcDS, MyoclonusParkinson's disease, tremor, myoclonus, movement disorders, physiological analysis of movement disorders, devices for measurement of movement disorders
Wei-HuWei Hu, M.D., PhD.NeurologyFacultyTelemedicine and International MedicineTelemedicine and International Medicine
jacobsonChuck JacobsonNeurologyLeadership & FacultyDatabase and Big Data Research in Dystonia, Parkinson's Alzheimer's, Neuropsychiatric Diseases and Movement Disordersnone
Michael S. JaffeeMichael S. Jaffee, MDNeurologyFacultyConcussion, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy and associated movement and cognitive disorders; sleep disordersConcussion, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy and associated movement and cognitive disorders; sleep disorders
giridhar kalamangalamGiridhar Kalamangalam, MD, DPhilNeurologyFacultyNeurophysiology, Brain Mapping and Neurodegeneration as well as EpilepsyNo Patient Care
lavoieMatthew LaVoieNeurologyFacultyParkinson's disease, molecular biology, geneticsnone
LiYuqing Li, PhD.NeurologyFacultyDystonia and Restless Legs Syndromenone
irene malatyIrene Malaty, MDNeurologyFacultyParkinson's Non-motor and TouretteParkinson's disease and Tourette
Demetrius-MaraganoreDemetrius Maraganore, M.D.NeurologyFacultyBrain, Health, Memory Disorders, Alzheimer'sBrain Health and prevention of dementia
Karen-McFarlandKaren McFarland, PhD.NeurologyFacultyAlzheimer's disease and neurodegenerationnone
nikolaus mcfarlandNikolaus McFarland, MD, PhDNeurologyFacultyAtypical parkinsonism, PSP, MSA, LBD, CBDParkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonisms, Huntington's disease
michael okunMichael S. Okun, MDNeurologyExecutive Director, Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases and FacultyNeuromodulation and NeurotechnologyDystonia, Parkinson's disease, Tremor, Tourette, Huntington's disease, OCD, Alzheimer's disease and movement disorders, intraoperative microelectrode recording
patelBhavana Patel, M.D.NeurologyFacultyLewy Body Disease and Parkinson'sLewy Body Disease and Parkinson's
Addie PattersonAddie Patterson, MDNeurologyFacultyParkinson's and Palliative CareParkinson's disease, palliative care, movement disorders, intraoperative microelectrode recording
adolfo ramirez-zamoraAdolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MDNeurologyFacultyClinical Trials, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, dystonia, Tourette, Ataxia, Botulinum Toxin Therapy and Deep Brain StimulationDystonia, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, Tourette, Ataxia, Huntington’s, uncommon movement disorders, botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation
Diego-rincon-limasDiego Rincon Limas, PhD.NeurologyFacultyAlzheimer's and dementia, fly models of diseasenone
RuschCarly Rusch MS, RDN, LDNNeurologyNutritionistNutrition, Food Science and Dietician, pre- and probiotics and their role on gastrointestinal and immune healthNutrition in Movement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MS
aparna shuklaAparna Shukla, MDNeurologyFacultyDystonia, Parkinson, TMS and NeuromodulationDystonia and Parkinson, intraoperative microelectrode recording
subramonySub Subramony, M.D.NeurologyFacultyALS and Neuromuscular DisordersALS and Neuromuscular Disorders
unislawskiJana Unislawski, MANeurologySocial WorkSocial Work Movement Disorders, Alzheimer's, ALS, TBI, MS, ADSocial Work
Vinata-Vedam-Mai-Vinata Vedam-Mai, PhDNeurologyFacultyVaccine, DBS Brain Bank, Animal DBS model workNo patient care
Neal weisbrodNeil Weisbrod, M.D.NeurologyFacultyPalliative Care, Memory Disorders, Alzheimer's, DementiasPalliative Care
latrice williamsLatrice Williams, BSW, MSWNeurologySocial WorknoneSocial Work
wymerJames Wymer, M.D., PhD.NeurologyFacultyALS and Neuromuscular DisordersALS and Neuromuscular Disorders

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Department of Neuroscience

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
abisambraJose Abisambra, PhD.NeuroscienceFacultyParkinson's disease and neurodegenerationnone
BizonJennifer Bizon, PhD.NeuroscienceFacultyNeurodegeneration and Agingnone
BorcheltDavid Borchelt, PhD.NeuroscienceFacultyALS and Alzheimer'snone
Dr.-ChakrabartyParamita Chakrabarty, PhDNeuroscienceFacultyParkinson's disease, animal models and prionsNo patient care
Ben GiassonBenoit Giasson, PhDNeuroscienceFacultyParkinson'sNo patient care
todd goldeTodd Golde, MD, PhDNeuroscienceFacultyAlzheimer's and dementiaNo patient care
KhoshboueiHabibeh Khoshbouei, PhDNeuroscienceFacultyParkinson's, Parkinson's Blood Biomarker, Addiction, NeurophysiologyNo patient care
Yona_LevitesYona Levites, PhD.NeuroscienceFacultyAdeno associated virus and neurodegenerationnone
Jada LewisJada Lewis, PhDNeuroscienceFacultyParkinson's, dementia, FTDNo patient care
ronald mandelRonald Mandel, PhDNeuroscienceFacultyParkinson's and gene therapyNo patient care
TanseyMalu Tansey, Ph.D.NeuroscienceFacultyParkinson's disease, Neuroimmunologynone

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Department of Neuropsychology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
bauerRuss Bauer, PhDNeuropsychologyFacultyAlzheimers, TBI, Movement Disorders, ALS, MS, AD neuropsychologyNeuropsychology of TBI and Alzheimers
bowersDawn Bowers, PhDNeuropsychologyFacultyParkinson, Alzheimer's, Movement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MS, AD neuropsychology and psychophysiologyParkinson's disease apathy, depression, neuropsychological dysfunction and DBS. Also studies neuropsychology and psychophysiology of other movement disorders
heatonShelly Heaton, PhDNeuropsychologyFacultyPediatric neuropsychologyPediatric neuropsychology
Catherine PriceCatherine Price, PhDNeuropsychologyFacultyParkinson's Movement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MS, AD neuropsychologyParkinson's disease imaging and neuropsychology
Glenn SmithGlenn Smith, PhDNeuropsychologyFacultyAlzheimer's Movement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MS, AD neuropsychologyAlzheimer's and dementia rehabilitation programs

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Department of Neurosurgery

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Frank BovaFrank Bova, PhDNeurosurgeryFacultyImaging for neuromodulation in movement and neuropstchiatric disordersNo patient care
Kelly FooteKelly D. Foote, MDNeurosurgeryCo-Director, Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases and FacultyNeuromodulation and NeurotechnologyDystonia, Parkinson's disease, Tremor, Tourette, Huntington's disease, OCD, Alzheimer's disease and movement disorders and deep brain stimulation
Duane MitchellDuane Mitchell, PhDNeurosurgeryFacultyNeuroimmunology and VaccineNo patient care

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Department of Occupational Therapy

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Sherrilene ClassenSherrilene Classen, PhD, OTOccupational TherapyFacultyDriving in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and neurodegenerative diseasesNo Patient Care
DorseyRachael Dorsey, OTOccupational TherapyOccupational TherapistOccupational Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MSOccupational Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MS
PiazzaRebecca Piazza, OTOccupational TherapyOccupational TherapistOccupational Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MSOccupational Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MS
simpsonHeather Simpson, OTD, MOT, OTR/LOccupational TherapyOccupational TherapistMovement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MSOccupational Therapy for for Parkinson's movement disorders, ALS, TBI and MS
Nicole-TesterNicole Tester, PhD, MOT, OTRLOccupational TherapyOccupational TherapistMovement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MSOccupational Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, ALS, TBI and MS
warrenLisa Warren, MHS, OTR/LOccupational TherapySite Manager of Rehab TherapyOccupational Therapy, Movement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MSOccupational Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, ALS, TBI and MS

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Department of Pathology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
prokopStefan Prokop, M.DPathology and Laboratory MedicineFacultyParkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and neuropathologynone

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Department of Pediatrics

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
ByrneBarry Byrne, M.D.PediatricsFacultyGene TherapyGenetic Disorders

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Performing Arts

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
elizabeth auerElizabeth AuerUF Performing ArtsFacultyInterface of music and patient care in Tourette, autism and neurodegenerative disordersNo Patient Care

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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
RodriguezEdgar Rodriguez-Lebron, PhDPharmacology and TherapeuticsFacultyParkinson's, dementia, CRISPRNo patient care
UrsNikhil Urs, PhD.Pharmacology and TherapeuticsFacultyParkinson's disease and neurochemistrynone
WessonDan Wesson, PhD.Pharmacology and TherapeuticsFacultyOptogeneticsnone

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Department of Physical Therapy

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Catherine Boissoneault, PTPhysical TherapyPhysical TherapistPhysical Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MSPhysical Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MS
Meredith DeFrancoMeredith DeFranco, DPTPhysical TherapyPhysical TherapistMovement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MSPhysical Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, ALS, TBI and MS
Amanda Denson, PTPhysical TherapyPhysical TherapistPhysical Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MSPhysical Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MS
KrausAlison Kraus, PT, DPT, NCSPhysical TherapyPhysical TherapistMovement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MSPhysical Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, ALS, TBI and MS
kulkarniShankar Kulkarni, PhD, MSPTPhysical TherapyPhysical TherapistMovement Disorders, ALS, TBI, MSPhysical Therapy for Parkinson's movement disorders, ALS, TBI and MS
Gordon MitchellGordon Mitchell, Ph.D.Physical TherapyFacultyIntermittent Hypoxia in ALS and other diseasesNo Patient Care

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Department of Physiological Sciences

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Paul DavenportPaul Davenport, PhDPhysiological SciencesFacultyRespiratory and Voice in neurodegenerative and other disordersnone
Chris-VulpeChristopher Vulpe, MD, PhDPhysiological SciencesFacultyParkinson's disease, CRISPR and animal modelsnone

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Department of Psychiatry

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Brent carrBrent Carr, MDPsychiatryFacultyPsychiatry, Parkinson's and movement, OCD, DBSPsychiatry of Movement Disorders and DBS
FeboMarcelo Febo, PhDPsychiatryFacultySmall Animal Imaging Dystonia, Parkinson's, Parkinsonism, Alzheimer'sNo patient care
HolbertRich Holbert, MDPsychiatryFacultyTranscranial Magnetic Stimuation (TMS) and ECTTMS and ECT
carol mathewsCarol Mathews, MDPsychiatryFacultyOCD, Tourette, Developmental Disorders, GeneticsOCD, Tourette and Developmental Disorders
setlowBarry SetlowPsychiatryFacultyOptogenetics and Agingnone
herbert wardHerbert Ward, MDPsychiatryFacultyPsychiatry, Parkinson's and movement disorders, OCD, neuropsychiatric DBSPsychiatry of Movement Disorders and DBS

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Department of Psychology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Natalie EbnerNatalie Ebner, PhDPsychologyFacultyHuman factors on security/usable security: Defend Internet user against social engineering, cue developers about security blind spots in APIs.No Patient Care

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Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
Lori altmanLori Altman, Ph.D.Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesFacultyParkinson’s disease research in cycling, exercise, cognition, speech and languageNo Patient Care
heglandKaren Hegland, PhDSpeech, Language, and Hearing SciencesFacultyParkinson's and movement disorders speech, cough and swallowingParkinson's disease, ALS and movement disorders speech, cough, swallowing
Nicole-HerndonNicole Herndon, PhDSpeech, Language, and Hearing SciencesFacultyParkinson's, ALS and movement disorders, speech, cough and swallowingParkinson's disease and movement disorders speech, cough, swallowing
plowmanEmily Plowman, , PhD, CCC-SLPSpeech, Language, and Hearing SciencesFacultyParkinson's, ALS and swallowingALS
May Smith-SherrySpeech, Language, and Hearing SciencesFacultySpeech and Swallowing for Parkinson's, movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MSSpeech and Swallowing for Parkinson's, movement disorders, dystonia, ALS, TBI and MS

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Department of Urology

 NameDepartmentPositionResearch ExpertisePatient Care
moyLouis Moy, MDUrologyFacultyNeuromodulation of urological disorders, Urinary issues and Parkinson's disease and neurodegenerative disorders, sexual dysfunction in neurodegenerative disordersNeuromodulation of urological disorders, Urinary issues and Parkinson's disease and neurodegenerative disorders, sexual dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders

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Advanced Practice Providers

 NamePosition
atkinsGary Atkins, ARNPAdvanced Practice Provider
barabasMatthew Barabas, PA-CAdvanced Practice Provider
Anne Marie Coar, ARNPAdvanced Practice Provider
romrellJanet Romrell, PA-CAdvanced Practice Provider
schrammAnne Marie SchrammAdvanced Practice Provider
zeilmanPamela Zeilman, ARNPAdvanced Practice Provider