Dr. Berman is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her A.B. in human biology from Stanford University, M.D. and Ph.D. (neuroscience) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University. As a Principal Investigator in the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, her scientific research elucidates the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the initiation of Parkinson’s disease (PD) neurodegeneration. Her work has identified ways in which dysregulation of mitochondrial function is one of the earliest changes in neurons in models of PD. She also cares for patients with PD and related disorders and is director of the Dementia with Lewy Body disease program within the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Clinic, where she oversees clinical research studies.