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My HD Story

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Karen Anderson, MD, is a psychiatrist specializing in neuropsychiatry, and director of the Huntington’s Disease Care, Education and Research Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Anderson sees adult patients and families dealing with behavioral symptoms caused by neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and brain injuries. She is also an associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to seeing patients and their families, Dr. Anderson is active in research. She’s currently the co-principal investigator on a clinical trial studying a medication to treat Huntington’s disease, and another studying a medication for tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder. Dr. Anderson is also involved in research to develop treatment for the behavioral symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease.

Jody Goldstein formally joined the staff of the HSG in March 2020. Her expertise in study start up (protocol and consent development), innovative patient recruitment and clinical trial site education has led to the successful initiation and implementation of over 15 HSG HD clinical trials. She has served as a member of the HSG Executive Committee, Project Aware Committee, HD Communication Committee and the HSG’s Executive Coordinator Council. Jody brings over 20 years’ experience dedicated to the clinical care of HD patients and families and HD research.

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