Anne-Marie A Wills, MD, MPH (Co-Chair)
Dr. Wills is a movement disorders specialist at MGH specializing in clinical research in PD, PSP and ALS. She directs the CurePSP Center of Care at MGH and co-founded and chairs the atypical Parkinsonism working group of the Parkinson’s Study Group. Dr. Wills' research focuses on environmental risk factors and determinants of neurodegenerative disease progression, including interventions to modify nutrition, caffeine and exercise.
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Anne-Marie Wills MD MPH is a Neurologist specializing in neurodegenerative disease, such as Parkinson's Disease, PSP, and ALS. She received her BA from Princeton University, her MD from Columbia College Physicians & Surgeons, and her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her specialty training in the Partners Neurology residency program, a combined program between Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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 is also investigating the effects of exercise interventions for neurodegenerative diseases.
She is the director of the CurePSP Center of Care at MGH which provides multidisciplinary care for people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She is a member of the Movement Disorders Society, the Parkinson’s Study Group (PSG), the NorthEast ALS Consortium, and the American Academy of Neurology. She is a former co-chair of the Genes and Environment Working Group of the PSG, co-founder of the Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders working group of the PSG and is the PI of several clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease and PSP.