Health/Care Outcomes and Disparities Working Group (ODWG)

Formed: 2012  

Led by: Allison W. Willis, MD, Chair; John G. Nutt, MD, Co-chair; Lisa M. Shulman, MD, Co-chair


We care for those affected by Parkinson disease (PD) in a time when academic physicians in all specialties are appropriately placing increased focus on patient, clinical and system outcomes.

Leaders in academic medicine have also begun to accept the responsibility of ensuring equitable access to state of the science care and research opportunity, given the mounting evidence that disease risk and treatment response may differ substantially across patient subgroups.

The Health/Care Outcomes and Disparities Working Group of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) aims to advance clinical research and understanding of the patient, provider, and system level contributors to clinical, societal, and economic outcomes in those affected by PD, producing data that will support quality goals and policy recommendations aimed at improving the care and well-being of those with PD.

Each working group has a mandate statement that describes the goals of the working group, potential scope of workin group activity, examples of ideas for projects, and procedures for member initiated proposals. Click on the link below to access the Mandate Statement.

If you are interested in joining this working group, please email Dr. Willis and include your statement of interest and background information.

Click here to download the Mandate Statement.
Click here to download a complete roster of leaders and members of all PSG working groups.