Deborah Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, is the Co-Director of the Mobility and Exercise in Neurodegenerative Disease (MEND) laboratory. Dr. Kegelmeyer's research focuses on determining optimal methods for measuring clinical progress in people with neurodegenerative disorders and on treatments to improve their walking and balance. She served as the chair of the Parkinson Disease EDGE Task Force for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and is past secretary of the Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group. Her work on the PD EDGE Task Force led to the development of a recommendation for a core set of outcome measures for use by physical therapists working with Parkinson's patients. She obtained her master's degree at The Ohio State University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions.