Grant: Jason Flatt, Jennifer Pharr, Krystal Kittle

Jason Flatt (Social & Behavioral Health) is the principal investigator on a project entitled "Engaging the LGBTQIA+ community living with Parkinson's Disease, caregivers and care providers in research," a collaboration between UNLV and Cleveland Clinic - Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

The proposal was selected for funding for $400,000 over three years from the Michael J Fox Foundation. Additional investigators on the project include Jennifer Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Krystal Kittle (Public Health), Brach Poston (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), and Zoltan Mari, Ruth Almen, and Bruce Ballard of the Lou Revo Center for Brain Health.

The study will work to understand the health needs of LGBTQIA+ adults living with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and healthcare providers. The project aims to improve care and research inclusion.

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