Helen Brontë-Stewart, MD, MSE, is the John E. Cahill Family Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and in the department of Neurosurgery (by courtesy) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics at the University of York, England and a Master of Science in Bioengineering (MSE) from University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brontë-Stewarts received her MD degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Brontë-Stewart’s research goal is to understand how the brain controls movement. She is also very interested in balance and gait disorders and maintains an active research program in this area. With a background in ballet and modern dance, she initiated the idea and helped to design a dance studio in the new Stanford Neurosciences Health Center. She has also authored and co-authored over 90 peer review manuscripts, book chapters and other materials on Parkinson’s related issues. Throughout her career she has held many teaching positions, beginning during her undergraduate years with directorships of two dance companies. Her research has been supported by numerous foundations devoted to Parkinson’s disease awareness.