Dr. Lisa Shulman is Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and is also trained in nursing, education and health policy. Dr. Shulman conducts research on the development and testing of interventions (such as exercise) that minimize the impact of chronic diseases on patients’ quality of life. She is particularly interested in women’s issues and is the Principal Investigator of clinical trials studying the effects of estrogen on postmenopausal women with PD. Dr. Shulman is co-author of the reference book Parkinson’s disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families. She was instrumental in the introduction of The Chronic Illness Care Improvement Act of 2000, a comprehensive legislative initiative to improve the care of patients with serious and potentially disabling chronic illnesses. She continues to be active in promoting health policy initiatives in both chronic illness care and long-term care.
University of Maryland
Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center
22 S. Greene Street, N4W46
Baltimore MD 21201