Neuroepidemiology Research Group

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Neuroepidemiology Research Group is a collaborative team of scientists dedicated to investigating the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other neurological diseases.

Our primary research focuses on applying epidemiological methods to identify causal risk factors for neurological diseases. We conduct large prospective investigations exploring the impact of nutrition, environment, and infectious agents on neurological disease risk. Additionally, we aim to identify biomarkers and genetic determinants of susceptibility for these diseases. We have been actively working in these areas since 1997, when the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke funded the documentation of MS and PD among participants in the Nurses’ Health Studies and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Our research now extends to multiple national and international cohorts. Collectively, these studies constitute a unique resource comprising millions of individuals that we hope will contribute to the discovery of novel prevention and treatment strategies for these neurological diseases.


Neuroepidemiology Research Group
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department of Nutrition

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