Longitudinal Parkinson's Research Study


The purpose of this research study is to investigate how the brain and motor behavior changes both in individuals with movement disorders and healthy individuals over time.


  • 2 testing sessions at the University of Florida (Baseline and after one year)
  • Testing days include MRI, cognitive and motor testing, and blood draw
  • All costs covered by study including MRI, travel, hotel, and stipend


  • Parkinson's Disease, Progressive supranuclear palsy, or Multiple system atrophy diagnosis within the last 10 years
  • 40-80 years old
  • No other neurologic conditions
  • No deep brain simulator and not likely to go for DBS within the next year

For additional study information, please contact David Vaillancourt:

Study Information Flyer





Monetary compensation


Can be done from home



Parkinson disease, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease - resources, Neurology, healthy volunteers

Principal Investigator

David Vaillancourt, PhD



Contact Information


(352) 294-1770

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