Parkinson’s Research with Inclusion, Diversity & Equity


Four million LGBTQIA+ adults age 50+ live in the U.S. We know very little about the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community living with Parkinson’s disease. This study is working with the LGBTQIA+ community to learn about the health needs of those living with Parkinson’s. We are also talking with caregivers and healthcare providers about their experiences.

More Information

Email or Call Dr. Jason Flatt at or 702-895-5586

How to Participate

LGBTQIA+ adults living with Parkinson’s, caregivers and care providers will be asked to fill out a survey. We will also ask caregivers to join us for an hour interview to learn about their experiences. Surveys and interviews can be done by phone at 1-888-709-7689.


We will find ways to improve health and care of LGBTQIA+ people living with Parkinson’s. We will share what we learn with the LGBTQIA+ community and care providers. Future goals are to apply for another grant to study ways to improve health and care for the LGBTQIA+ community affected by Parkinson’s.

 This study is supported by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Learn more about PRIDE

Parkinson’s Research with Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (“PRIDE”) focuses on understanding the health and health care needs of the LGBTQIA+ and non-LGBTQIA+ communities living with Parkinson’s disease. We are asking people living with Parkinson’s and those who help with their care to do a 45-minute survey over the phone. We value your time, so we are offering eligible participants a $25 electronic Visa card for completing the survey. Give us a call at 1-888-709-7689. For more information, please contact or call us at 1-888-709-7689