Senior Fellow

Allison Willis, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor, Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine

Allison Willis, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Neurology and of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Additionally, she is a senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), a faculty scholar at the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research Training, and Director of the Department of Neurology’s Translational Center of Excellence for Neuroepidemiology and Neurology Outcomes Research. She is also Co-director of the LDI-based Resource Center for Minority Aging Research. She has formal research training in analytical and spatial epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, health services, and health outcomes research. She is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist.

She has developed a clinical research program in neuroaging POR, health services research, and translational neuroepidemiology, which focuses on institutionalization of scientific discovery into clinical practice and policy and the health outcomes and disparities associated therewith. Her current work focuses on drug-disease interactions in Parkinson Disease and health disparities experienced by individuals with neurological conditions across the lifespan. She serves as Chair of the Health/Care Outcomes and Disparities Working Group in the Parkinson Study Group, and has held several leadership and organizing roles in the American Neurological Association. She is the 2015 recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s Jon Stolk Award, and the 2019 recipient of the UPenn Marjorie Bowman Award. She has published over 130 peer reviewed research manuscripts and abstracts.

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