Research opportunities

Dance and Energy Expenditure among adults with Parkinson's

Northeastern University

Researchers from Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC) at Northeastern University’s Center for Cognitive & Brain Health are conducting a new research study in collaboration with Dance for PD® of Mark Morris Dance Group titled “Dance and Energy Expenditure among adults with Parkinson’s” funded by the National Institutes of Health.

We are looking for adults currently participating in dance classes that have been specifically designed for adults living with Parkinson’s, and care partners, to join our research study.

To participate in the study, you must be:

– currently taking dance classes in the Boston metropolitan area that have been specifically designed for adults living with Parkinson’s OR currently taking online Dance for PD® classes through the flagship Mark Morris Dance Group program while residing in the United States
– an adult with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s or a care partner

Participants will be compensated for their time.

For more information or to complete the eligibility questionnaire, please click here.

To contact the research team, please click here.

Post-Survey Young-onset Parkinson's Disease

Russell Sage College

Russell Sage College is conducting a research study on the Development and Evaluation of a Symptom Management Resource for Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. The objective of this study is to determine if a symptom management resource including occupational therapy strategies is beneficial for individuals with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.

As an individual with young-onset Parkinson’s disease, we ask that you participate in the following ways:

1. Use the symptom management resource provided.

2. Complete a post-survey to help us determine if the symptom management resource is relevant, feasible, and effective for individuals with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.

Each survey should take you approximately 5 minutes. This survey is anonymous, and pre and post surveys will be coded to link surveys for analysis purposes. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. Your feedback provides insight into the utilization of a symptom management resource for young-onset Parkinson’s disease. The benefit may not be directly to you, but will assist us to expand the resources available to individuals with young-onset Parkinson’s disease. Please note you may end your participation in this survey/study at any time.

Please click here to take the survey.

Staying Connected through Communication Survey Study

University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

The University of Washington SPEAC Lab is inviting individuals who have Parkinson’s to answer survey questions about their communication experiences. Participants are welcome to nominate their family members, friends, or co-workers to also answer survey questions. Your participation will help healthcare providers support people with Parkinson’s and the important people in their lives to stay connected through communication.

This is an online survey study that will take about 30-45 minutes; paper surveys are available upon request. This study is open to eligible participants living in the U.S. Each participant will be mailed a $25 check from the University of Washington upon survey completion. (Your family / friends will also receive their $25!)

Click here to participate. The person with Parkinson’s needs to start first and then nominate others in the survey. Click here ( for more information or contact with questions.

Existing and emerging pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

University of Jamestown

PhD student Paula Abola is conducting a study on the knowledge of and attitude toward existing and emerging pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for Parkinson’s Disease across different geographical locations. This study received Institutional Review Board approval from the University of Jamestown. The study involves a survey that will take approximately 10-15 minutes and is aimed at people living with Parkinson’s and practitioners who treat or care for people with Parkinson’s.

Please click here to complete the survey. For questions, please contact Paula at