Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
- MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- MPH, Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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Dr. Wills' research focuses on environmental risk factors and determinants of neurodegenerative disease progression, including nutrition, caffeine and pesticides. Her multi-center clinical trial of nutrition in ALS (funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association) showed that a calorically-dense diet was better tolerated and led to fewer adverse events, including deaths, than a standard diet (Wills et al. The Lancet, 2014). She has shown that weight loss is associated with worse disease progression in Parkinson's disease (Wills et al. JAMA Neurology, 2016). She is also the Principal Investigator of several Parkinson's Disease clinical trials testing exercise interventions in PD and the director of the MGH CurePSP Center of Care for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Wills AM, Hubbard J, Mackline EA et al. Hypercaloric enteral nutrition in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial, The Lancet, 28 February 2014
Wills AM, Pérez A, et. Association Between Change in Body Mass Index, Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Scores, and Survival Among Persons With Parkinson Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Mar;73(3):321-8.
Wills AM, Garry J, Hubbard J, Mezoian T, Breen CT, Ortiz-Miller C, Nalipinski P, Sullivan S, Berry JD, Cudkowicz M, Paganoni S, Chan J, Macklin EA. Nutritional counseling with or without mobile health technology: a randomized open-label standard-of-care-controlled trial in ALS. BMC Neurology. 2019 May 29;19(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s12883-019-1330-6.