The team in the Collaborative Center for X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism is dedicated to furthering the understanding of this rare genetic disorder.

Executive Leadership
Cristopher Bragg

Cristopher Bragg, PhD
Director
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital


Anne B. Young, MD

Anne B. Young, MD, PhD
Co-chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Julieanne Dorne Distinguished Professor of Neurology,
Harvard Medical School
Former Chief of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital


Michael Schwarzschild, MD, PhD

Michael Schwarzschild MD, PhD
Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Julieanne Dorne Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital


Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
Chief of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS


Geraldine Acuna Sunshine

Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine, JD, MPP
Co-Founder
Founder and President, Sunshine Care Foundation, Inc.


Amy Alessi, PhD

Amy Alessi, PhD
Program Director
Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital


Clinical Leadership
Nutan Sharma

Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Mass General Brigham Dystonia Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator, Dystonia Partners Research Bank


Albert Hung, MD, PhD

Albert Hung, MD, PhD
Co-Head, Clinical Research
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Senior Clinical Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Director, Mass General Movement Disorders Unit


Ellen Penney

Ellen B. Penney, MD, PhD
Head, XDP Brain Bank
Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Neurologist in the Movement Disorders Dystonia Clinic and Huntington's Disease Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital


Principal Investigators
Michael Talkowski

Michael Talkowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology (Genetics), Psychiatry, and Pathology
Director, Center for Genomic Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Xandra Breakefield

Xandra Breakefield, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Geneticist, Neurology, & Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Laurie Ozelius

Laurie Ozelius, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Neuroscientist, Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital


Clinical Team
Christopher Stephen

Christopher D. Stephen, MB, CHB
Neurologist, Movement Disorders,
Dystonia Clinic and Ataxia Unit,
Massachusetts General Hospital


Amy Armstrong-Javors, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Massachusetts General Hospital


Melanie Supnet, MD

Melanie Leigh De Las Alas Supnet, MD
Research Fellow, Movement Disorder Clinics,
Massachusetts General Hospital


deGuzman

Jan Kristoper de Guzman, MD
Neurologist
Visiting Consultant, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
Visiting Consultant, Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
Active Professional Staff, Asian Hospital and Medical Center (Department of Neuroscience)
Active Consultant, Paranaque Doctors Hospital


Tricia Multhaupt-Buell

Trisha Multhaupt-Buell, MS, CGC
Clinical Research Program Coordinator,
Genetic Counselor
Massachusetts General Hospital


Patrick Acuña

Patrick Acuña, MD, MPH
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator,
Massachusetts General Hospital


Samuel Carr

Samuel Carr
Clinical Research Coordinator, Dystonia Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital