Scientific Advisory Council

The HSG Scientific Advisory Council provides thought leadership on scientific matters, advises on design of trials, reviews protocols, and helps accelerate the development of HD treatments that make a difference. Board members are academics with a wide range of backgrounds, who maintain strong connections within academia, industry, foundations, patient advocacy organizations and government.

Benefits of Using Our Scientific Advisory Council

  • Holistic assessments of the HD drug development landscape
  • Aspects of pre-clinical research planning
  • Expert advice on clinical trial design from first-in-human to pivotal trials
  • Coordination of scientific, ethical and patient-advisory protocol reviews
  • Guidance for working more effectively with FDA on approvals
  • In-person support and attendance at FDA meetings
  • Advice on selection of steering committee and other trial leaders

HSG Scientific Advisory Council Members

Christopher Ross, MD, PhD (RAB Chair)
Senior Scientific Advisor
Johns Hopkins University
Blair Leavitt, MDCM, FRCP (RAB Co-Chair)
University of British Columbia
Andrew Feigin, MD
Chair, HSG
NYU Langone Health
Elise Kayson, MS, ANP
Co-Chair, HSG
University of Rochester Medical Center
Karen Anderson, MD
Georgetown University
Karen Marder, MD, MPH
Columbia University Medical Center
Daniel Claassen, MD, MS
Vanderbilt University
Ralf Reilmann, MD, PhD
Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD
UC San Diego Health
Ira Shoulson, MD (HSG Founder)
Georgetown University
University of Rochester Medical Center
Samuel Frank, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Sarah Tabrizi, MBChB, FRCP, PhD
University College London
Jody Goldstein, BS
University of Rochester Medical Center
Claudia Testa, MD, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Shari Kinel, JD
Executive Director, HSG
Leslie Thompson, PhD
UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders
Douglas Langbehn, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
Charles Venuto, PharmD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Jeffrey Long, MS, PhD
University of Iowa
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