Marian L. Evatt

Emory University, USA

Marian L. Evatt obtained M.D. and M.S. degrees and received her S.B. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, then her medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. After completing her neurology residency training at Duke University in Durham, NC, she returned to Emory University for fellowship training in electrophysiology and movement disorders, and later she completed her M.S. degree in clinical research. She serves currently as an Assistant Professor of Neurology and National VA Parkinson‘s Disease Consortium Center Director at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga. She serves as the Director of the Emory Movement Disorders Clinical Trials Program as well as a Scientific Advisor to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia Chapter. Her research and subspecialty interests focus on clinical research in movement disorders, including Parkinson‘s disease, dystonia, and tremor. In particular, her work examines the epidemiology of nutritional deficits in and the potential role of nutritional compounds (e.g., vitamin B12, and vitamin D) as neuroprotective or symptomatic therapies in movement disorders. Long active in clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease, she works currently on exploring the role of vitamin D in neurological disease and focusing on the epidemiological and interventional pilot studies that address the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the pathogenesis and/or progression of Parkinson‘s disease.

Biography Updated on 19 June 2012

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