Welcome to the APDA Massachusetts Chapter

About the APDA Massachusetts Chapter

The APDA Massachusetts Chapter works tirelessly every day to support and empower those in our community who are impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD). We promote hope and optimism through innovative services, programs, education, and support, while also funding vital research. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way..

Services we provide:

  • Educational programs and resources
  • Support groups
  • Exercise and wellness classes
  • Information and referrals
  • Financial support programs
  • and much more

Find Resources & Support Groups

We provide local resources and support to the Parkinson’s community. Find a support group, join an art or movement class, get physical or occupational therapy, or take part in clinical trials. If you need further guidance in finding resources and support, contact our APDA Information and Referral Center at Boston University School of Medicine at 800-651-8466 or apdama@apdaparkinson.org.

APDA MA Contact Information

APDA Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Campus

85 East Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118
Cathi Thomas, RN, MS, Coordinator
Marie Saint Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director

APDA Massachusetts Chapter
Mailing Address

85 East Concord Street, Ground Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Kristin Stapleton, President
Bill Patjane, Executive Director

APDA Centers for Advanced Research in Massachusetts

APDA Center for Advanced Research at Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine:

Marie Hélène Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCP (C), Director

APDA funding supports:

  • Studies to identify potential PD biomarkers
  • Characterization of PD among various ethnic groups
  • Exercise intervention, wearable technology and attention training clinical trials
  • Approximately 4000 patient visits per year – Deep Brain Stimulation Program

APDA Center for Advanced Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Clemens Scherzer, MD, Director

APDA funding supports:

  • Studies that probe the biology of PD-causing genetic mutations
  • A biomarker discovery program using specimens from more than 2,700 participants
  • A drug discovery program that utilizes technologies such as stem cells and big data analytics
  • Approximately 2,200 patients visits each year

Help Us Help Our Community

Make an impact to help people with Parkinson’s in your local community. Your ongoing support makes our work possible. Please give what you can so that we may see a cure for Parkinson’s in our lifetimes.