Dr. Racette is the Robert Allan Finke Professor and Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and an Honorary Professor of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research focuses on occupational and environmental manganese neurotoxicity and environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the American Parkinson Disease Association. This research includes numerous projects in the U.S., South Africa, and Europe. He is a current councilor for the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Committee and former chairman of the Neurologic Aging Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Study Section at NIH. He has served as a peer reviewer and advisor for numerous medical journals and international regulatory agencies. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications.