Veronica Todaro, M.P.H.

    • Media Contact:
      Melissa Barry
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Vice President, National Programs
    • Organization:Parkinson's Disease Foundation
    • Area of Expertise:Clinical research, patient advocacy

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Clinical research, patient advocacy
      Summary of expertise:
      At PDF, leads organizational strategies for advancing clinical research through the engagement of people with Parkinson's and care partners in the research process, including the creation of Parkinson’s Advocates in Research (PAIR), a national research advocacy initiative that features a multi-day leadership training. Spearheaded a stakeholder roundtable series to identify and address institutional barriers that delay research. Directed PDtrials, a clinical research education and awareness campaign, for a coalition of eleven national Parkinson’s disease organizations. Created the People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council and led the restructuring key Foundation programs and grants to improve output and increase accountability.
      --Co-Chair, Patient Leadership Council, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI)
      --Member, Institutional Review Board, Huntington Hospital
      --Editorial Board for the Global Forum, the journal of the Drug Information Association

      Educational background:
      --MPH, Planning and Administration, University of Michigan
      -BS, Public Policy, Cornell University

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