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PPMI Recruiting Sites

Our landmark Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is recruiting new volunteers. Nearly 50 sites in 12 countries will enroll 4,000 participants.

If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's in the past two years, please reach out to a site near you to learn more. Sites also are recruiting control volunteers without a history of brain disease. PPMI covers travel cost for potential participants and a loved one.

The study is also enrolling people who may be at risk for Parkinson's disease. If you have a parent, sister or brother, or child with Parkinson's disease, you may be eligible. Take a short survey at

Learn more about PPMI at This page will update as new sites start recruiting new participants.

United States


University of Alabama at Birmingham
Contact: Courtney Blair, 205-975-2894,


Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix
Contact: Farah Ismail, 602-406-3343,  

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Scottsdale
Contact: Thomas Osgood, 480-301-4992,

Banner Research Institute, Sun City
Contact: Kelly Clark, 623-832-6527,


University of California San Diego
ontact: Shawnees Peacock, 858-822-4800,  

University of California, San Francisco
Contact: Farah Kausar, 415-379-5530,  

University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Contact: Dan Freire, 323-442-5791,  


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora
ontact: Ying Liu, 303-724-8288,  


Institute For Neurodegenerative Disorders, New Haven
Contact: Lianne Ramia, 203-401-4300,  


Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorder Center of Boca Raton
Contact: Lisbeth Pennente, 561-392-1818 ext 2,  

University of Florida, Gainesville
Contact: Kyle Rizer, 352-733-2426,  

University of South Florida, Tampa
Contact: Leigh Harrell, 813-396-0768,  


Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
ontact: Barbara Sommerfeld, 404-712-6997,  


Northwestern University, Chicago
Contact: Karen Williams, 312-503-5645,  


University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City
Contact: Alexis Atkins, 913-588-6924,  


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Contact: Kori Ribb, 413-287-7850,   


Boston University
Contact: Ray James, 617-638-7745,  

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Contact: Matthew Stauder, 617-724-2644,     


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Contact: Angela Stovall,

New York

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Contact: Deborah Raymond, 212-844-8713,  

NYU Langone Health, New York
Contact: Caitlin Romano, 646-501-4367,  

University of Rochester, Rochester
Contact: Nicole Guerrero, 585-341-7579,


University of Cincinnati
Contact: Christina Gruenwald, 513-558-0112,  

Cleveland Clinic
Contact: Jennifer Mule, 216-444-1134,  


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Contact: Ashwini Ramachandran, 215-829-5291,  


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Contact: Frances D Peacock, 713-798-2827,  


University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
Contact: Krista Specketer, 206-277-5055,  


Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck
Contact: Dora Valent, PhD,


The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus, Ottawa, Ontario
Contact: Shawna Reddie, 613-798-5555 ext 19369,


Paracelsus-Elena Klinik, Kassel
Contact: Diana Willeke, 49 561 6009 272,   

University of Luebeck, Luebeck
Contact: Norbert Bruggermann,     

University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen
Contact: Ella Hilt, +49 7072 298621,   


Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens
Contact: Christos Koros, 00302107289405,  


Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Contact: Shira Paz, +97236973014,  


Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Contact: Alicia Garrido, 34 932275785,  

Hospital Donostia, San Sebastian
Contact: Ioana Croitoru, +34 943 00 72 46,   

United Kingdom

Newcastle University
Contact: Victoria Foster, +441912081197,

John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford and Oxford University
Contact: Sarsha Wilson, +01865221080,

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