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Rachel Saunders-Pullman MD, MPH, MS

Bachmann-Strauss Chair and Professor of Neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location: New York, NY United States

Rachel Saunders-Pullman is a neurologist and clinical translational researcher who cares for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders. Her research focuses on studying genetic and epidemiologic factors relating to PD, including disease subtypes associated with mutations in GBA and the LRRK2 G2019S mutation, as well as mechanisms that are shared with non-LRRK2 and GBA PD.  She is the Bachmann-Strauss Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She serves on the steering committee of the Parkinson’s Disease Biomarker Program and co-leads the Task Force on Genetic Testing and Counseling in Parkinson’s Disease for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. After graduating from Amherst College, she received her medical and public health training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was a resident and chief resident at the Neurological Institute at Columbia and completed movement disorder and neuroepidemiology fellowships at Columbia.

Associated Grants

  • Longitudinal Investigation of Statistical Subtype Analysis in Genetic Forms of Parkinson’s Disease


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