Lisa Shulman is a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. In addition to neurology, her diverse background includes training in nursing, education and health policy. Dr. Shulman is the endowed Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson's Disease.
Dr. Shulman's major research interest is the evaluation of the impact of chronic disease, including the development and testing of interventions to prevent disability and improve quality of life. Related interests include exercise interventions, neurobehavioral problems and women's health issues in Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders. She is Principal Investigator of the Parkinson Study Group's POETRY and POEMS clinical trials, studies of estrogen's effects in postmenopausal women with Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Shulman is co-author of the reference book Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families. During a health policy fellowship (1999-2000) sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, Dr. Shulman was instrumental in the introduction of The Chronic Illness Care Improvement Act of 2000, a comprehensive legislative initiative to improve the care of serious and potentially disabling chronic illness. She continues to be active in promoting health policy initiatives in both chronic illness care and long-term care.