Environmental Risk Factors for Parkinson’s


Join us to learn more about the environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s.

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About our speaker:

Beate Ritz, MD, Ph.D. is a Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences and Neurology at UCLA.  Her research focuses on environmental and genetic factors that influence the risk of Parkinson’s disease. Measurement and modeling of environmental factors has been a special focus of her lab for decades. She is the principle investigator of two of the largest community-based studies of Parkinson’s disease worldwide located in the central valley of California and in Denmark. These studies identified environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease onset and progression using geographic information systems as well as metabolomic, genomic, and epigenomic approaches; most recently, her lab she has started to integrate the gut microbiome into these investigations. She is the Past President and a Fellow of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), has served on numerous National Academy of Sciences and California State Scientific Advisory panels and committees, and recently received the Society for Epidemiology Research (SER) Ken Rothman Career Achievement Award.

This event is part of PCLA’s “Let’s Talk Parkinson’s” series of live online events. Special thanks to our program sponsors Abbott, Boston Scientific, Kyowa Kirin, Medtronic, and Supernus for making this series possible. Medtronic supports the scientific exchange of the Let’s Talk series but is not involved in selecting the speaker or the content and does not control whether the materials conform to FDA approved or cleared indications for pertinent Medtronic therapies.

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