Help us transform care for Parkinson disease across the country!

Enrollment in the study is now complete. Thank you for your interest. If you would like to be notified about future studies, please consider enrolling in the University of Rochester's Neurology Study Interest registry.

Connect.Parkinson is a national research study examining the feasibility and effectiveness of using video calls to bring expert Parkinson disease care directly to patients' homes. Around 200 people with Parkinson disease across the country will see a Parkinson disease expert via video calls on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, over the course of one year.

How does it work? Participants will be randomized, such that half will receive their usual care plus one video call with a specialist at the end of the study, while the other half will receive approximately four video calls with a specialist, in addition to their usual care. All participants will receive National Parkinson Foundation educational materials and tools to help them take charge of their care in their community. Educational materials and video calls with specialists are completely free to participants.

Why? Looking at the population overall, we believe that neurologist care can improve your chances of living a better life with Parkinson's, and we believe that you can achieve this benefit without leaving your home. Connect.Parkinson will connect you directly to a Parkinson disease expert in your home.

Who? To participate, you must:

  • Have been told by a doctor that you have Parkinson disease.
  • Have access to an internet-capable device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer, in a non-public location.
  • Be physically located in a participating state when your visits take place. Please complete the survey (link below), and the investigators will contact you.