ALS Consortium of Epidemiologic Studies (ACES)

ALS Consortium of Epidemiologic Studies Staff


Lorene Nelson, Ph.D., Director
Academic Profile
Phone: (650) 723-6854
Administrative Associate
Phone: (650) 725-5394
Fax: (650) 723-7382

Research Emphasis
Epidemiology of neurdegenerative disorders. Genetic epidemiology and epidemiologic methods including techniques quantifying gene-environment interaction.

Publications    Government Funded Studies


Valerie McGuire, Ph.D.
Phone: (650) 498-7753
Fax: (650) 725-6951

Research Emphasis
Epidemiology of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and restless leg syndrome. Of particular interest are certain gene polymorphisms and environmental toxicants as they contribute to the risk of these disorders.


Database Manager

Barbara Topol, MS
Phone: (650)725-6698
Fax: (650) 725-6951

Professional Emphasis
Epidemiologic methods applied to the study of risk factors associated with neurodegenerative disorders.

Web Page Developer

Jacqueline Itnyre, MLS
Web Page
Phone: (650)725-5394
Fax: (650) 725-6951

Professional Emphasis
Data management for clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. Web page development.

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