My present position is Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. My research is focused on human motor control and how it is disrupted by movement disorders. My clinical work consists of evaluating and treating patients with movement disorders.
Within the Department of neurology, I am a member of the Movement Disorders Section directed by Joel Perlmutter. My research is based in the Movement and Neurodegenerative Disease lab directed by Gammon Earhart in the Movement Research Center of the Program in Physical Therapy.
My research focuses on how movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease, affect the ability to control movements. I use motion capture and related techniques to understand what motor control principles are disrupted to cause abnormal movements. This understanding is intended to help develop physical and technological interventions to reduce the impact of motor symptoms on daily activities.
In the clinic I evaluate and treat adult patients with movement disorders of all types, including Parkinson’s disease, other forms of parkinsonism, tremor, tics, Tourette syndrome, gait disorders, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, functional movement disorders, and cerebellar ataxia.