Age diagnosed: 42
Specialist interest: Research, patient engagement, public policy
Read Israel’s Blog for the Movement Disorders Journal here – ‘A Patient’s Perspective on the Risks of Misleading Medical News’
-Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Patient Council
-Member of the Executive Council for Parkinson’s Movement
-Panel member for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (Parkinson’s Research Program)
-Member of the editorial board for the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease
-Patient reviewer for the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).
-Advisory/support capacity for the Parkinson’s Foundation as a Research Advocate
-Ambassador for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
What is the one thing you want to change in the world?
“I would change the willingness of people to move beyond what they feel they can learn and accomplish.”