Our research program is uniquely focused on improving quality of life. Annually, we partner with leading researchers and institutions to fund quality of life research that shows promise to help change how people live with Parkinson’s.
Guided by our Science Advisory Board, the Davis Phinney Foundation has supported more than 30 research studies focused on exercise, nutrition, gait, speech, telemedicine, alternative therapies, and other interventions that affect quality of life. Many of these studies have progressed to late-stage clinical research. Others have gone on to receive NIH and PCORI funding. While others have become therapies that are being used today by people living with Parkinson’s.
Led by Experts
We are pleased to work with leading experts in quality of life research to change what it means to live with Parkinson’s. We work closely with innovative thinkers both through the work we fund and as advisors.
“I firmly believe that all people with Parkinson’s can live an amazing and meaningful life, even with the physical and emotional challenges that often accompany the day-to-day. In my opinion, it is not a question of IF a person can live a good life with Parkinson’s, it’s a question of HOW a person can live a good life with Parkinson’s, starting NOW!”
“I think back to the early days of the Foundation and the kind of research that it was funding, including Dr. Alberts’ seminal tandem bicycle study. That was the first time I really remember any organization willing to start the conversation about things that people living with Parkinson’s could do right now to take some control and improve their day-to-day quality-of-life.”
For more than a decade, we have supported innovative research, often investing in early-stage research ideas that have gone on to grow and make a huge impact on how people live with Parkinson’s. Scroll down to learn more and click on a study to read more about it.
You can help make groundbreaking research like this happen. Contribute to our research fund to help us continue to make discoveries that improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s.