Mallory L. Hacker, PhDAssistant Professor

Mallory Hacker is research assistant professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has a PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hacker received postdoctoral training in neurology clinical research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was a visiting assistant professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in 2016. Dr. Hacker attained approval from the FDA for Vanderbilt to lead a multicenter, pivotal clinical trial testing deep brain stimulation in early stage Parkinson’s disease (IDE#G050016). She has received funding from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the American Parkinson Disease Association, and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation to support planning efforts for the pivotal trial. She is currently leading a 10-year follow-up study patients who completed the pilot clinical trial of deep brain stimulation in early stage Parkinson’s disease, and that effort is jointly funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Plenary Session III - Opening Our Vision and Insight to Pain