Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I am dedicated to helping clinicians interested in careers in academic medicine navigate the hidden curriculum for success in the academic arena. I serve as a mentor for the BUSM school-wide PROF (Propelling Rise of Faculty) Initiative. I organize the Department of Neurology Research and Scholarly Activity Series open to students, residents, fellows and all faculty to help foster scholarly productivity. I have mentored undergraduates who have been first-generation college students as they navigate application to medical school. In addition, I lead efforts to provide innovative care to all patients in our Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, but with a focus on immigrants and people of diverse racial and ethnic groups seen in our center to help them navigate the challenges of living with neurological disease.

02/16/2022 - 02/15/2025 (PI)
Praxis Precision Medicines

Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial: SPARX3
08/01/2021 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
Boston University National Institute o

The Essential Tremor Rating Assessment Scale Patient-Reported Outcome
07/01/2022 - 12/31/2023 (PI)
Tremor Research Group

Feasibility of Remote Measures and Assessments for Deep Brain Stimulation (FoRMA-DBS)
08/01/2021 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
Abbott Neuromodulation

Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial: SPARX3
08/21/2021 - 08/20/2022 (PI)
Northwestern University National Institute o


Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial (SPARX3)
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2023 (Site PI)
PI: Daniel Corcos
1U01 NS102038-3

Department of Neurology Donors Fund
01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Ludy Shih, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANA

Department of Neurology Donor Fund
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017 (PI)

01/01/2013 - 12/31/2017 (Site PI)
PI: Hyder Jinnah
Dystonia Coalition NIH
1U54 NS065701-03

Connect.Parkinson: Connecting Individuals With Parkinson Disease to Specialists in Their Homes
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2016 (Site PI)
PI: Ludy Shih, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANA

Near Infrared Spectroscopy Measurements of Cerebral Oxygenation in DBS
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Ron Alterman
Medtronic, Inc Medtronic, Inc

Biomarker Development in Parkinson’s Disease
01/01/2011 - 12/31/2014 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Christopher Gibbons
Robert and Judy Goldberg Foundation

DaTscan Use and Impact in a Movement Disorder Center (Phase IV)
01/01/2011 - 01/01/2013 (Co-Investigator)
PI: David K. Simon
General Electric, Inc.

Non-invasive Compensation of Hand Tremor via Engineered Devices
01/01/2011 - 12/31/2012 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Rifat Sipahi
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology

Use of wearable sensors to remotely assess tremor-related and parkinsonism-related disability in the home environment
01/01/2009 - 12/31/2010 (PI)
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology

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  1. Sunderaraman P, De Anda-Duran I, Karjadi C, Peterson J, Ding H, Devine SA, Shih LC, Popp Z, Low S, Hwang PH, Goyal K, Hathaway L, Monteverde J, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Au R. Design and Feasibility Analysis of a Smartphone-Based Digital Cognitive Assessment Study in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031348.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226510; PMCID: PMC10926817; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.031348;
  2. Popp Z, Low S, Igwe A, Rahman MS, Kim M, Khan R, Oh E, Kumar A, De Anda-Duran I, Ding H, Hwang PH, Sunderaraman P, Shih LC, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Au R. Shifting From Active to Passive Monitoring of Alzheimer Disease: The State of the Research. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226518; PMCID: PMC10926806; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.031247;
  3. De Anda-Duran I, Sunderaraman P, Searls E, Moukaled S, Jin X, Popp Z, Karjadi C, Hwang PH, Ding H, Devine S, Shih LC, Low S, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Bazzano L, Libon DJ, Au R. Comparing Cognitive Tests and Smartphone-Based Assessment in 2 US Community-Based Cohorts. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e032733.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226519; PMCID: PMC10926794; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.032733;
  4. Romano MF, Shih LC, Paschalidis IC, Au R, Kolachalama VB. Large Language Models in Neurology Research and Future Practice. Neurology. 2023 Dec 04; 101(23):1058-1067.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37816646; PMCID: PMC10752640; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207967;
  5. Adam O, Shih L, Molho E, Hanspal E, Zurbenko I. Time to initiation of symptomatic treatment in untreated Parkinson disease in the Parkinson progression marker initiative cohort: A 10-year follow up. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2023 Sep; 114:105796. PMID: 37549586
  6. Bruce HJ, Tripodis Y, McClean M, Korell M, Tanner CM, Contreras B, Gottesman J, Kirsch L, Karim Y, Martin B, Palmisano J, Abdolmohammadi B, Shih LC, Stein TD, Stern RA, Adler CH, Mez J, Nowinski C, McKee AC, Alosco ML. American Football Play and Parkinson Disease Among Men. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Aug 01; 6(8):e2328644.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37566412; PMCID: PMC10422187; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.28644;
  7. Miller MI, Shih LC, Kolachalama VB. Machine Learning in Clinical Trials: A Primer with Applications to Neurology. Neurotherapeutics. 2023 Jul; 20(4):1066-1080.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37249836; PMCID: PMC10228463; DOI: 10.1007/s13311-023-01384-2;
  8. Wang R, Shih LC. Parkinson's disease - current treatment. Curr Opin Neurol. 2023 Aug 01; 36(4):302-308. PMID: 37366218
  9. O'Shea SA, Shih LC. Global Epidemiology of Movement Disorders: Rare or Underdiagnosed? Semin Neurol. 2023 Feb; 43(1):4-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36893797
  10. Mahajan A, Shih LC. Introduction to Diagnostic Challenges in Movement Disorders. Semin Neurol. 2023 Feb; 43(1):2-3. PMID: 36807281
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My clinical and research expertise is the phenotypic characterization of tremor and gait disorders and in the delivery of deep brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. I have successfully mentored ~15 trainees and early career faculty members in movement disorders clinical research who are independent investigators and/or movement disorders clinicians around the globe.

I have also had experience working in industry developing medicines for neurodegenerative diseases and can advise on the similarities and differences between a career in academic medicine and industry research and development.

I am committed to playing a role in faculty development and in mentoring trainees and early career clinicians. I view being an empathetic listener and a connector of people and ideas to be one of the ways in which I can help trainees in various stages of their careers. I have participated in mentor training such as the Boston University Provost Mentor Fellows Program.

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