Helen Brontë-Stewart, MD, MSE, is the John E. Cahill Family Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, the director of the Stanford Movement Disorders Center and of the Stanford Human Motor Control and Balance Laboratory, and the co-director of the Stanford Balance Center. She has used her training in mathematics and physics, bioengineering, neurology, movement disorders and single unit electrophysiology to develop a rigorous translational research program in motor control at Stanford University.
Dr. Brontë-Stewart developed a novel keyboard technology, Quantitative DigitoGraphy (QDG) and the first metric of freezing of gait as validated measures of abnormal movement in Parkinson’s disease. She uses these tools to investigate brain signaling in basal ganglia disorders, during voluntary and involuntary movement. She is especially interested in neurostimulation as a therapy and as an investigational tool. Dr. Brontë-Stewart has published extensively and has received awards for scholarship and teaching in mathematics, bioengineering and neurology.