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Deborah Hall, MD PhD, is a board-certified neurologist with training in movement disorders and clinical research. She is director of the Fragile X Associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome Clinic at Rush. Hall has been working on issues related to fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome for over 10 years, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for work in this disease, and has received an award from the Fragile X Foundation for her research.

Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD, is a pediatric neurologist with training in biochemistry and molecular biology. She has been involved in research and clinical work with individuals with fragile X syndrome for 14 years, and was recently honored at the National Fragile X Conference with the National Fragile X Foundation Jarrett Cole Clinical Award.

Mary Wood-Molo, MD, is a reproductive endocrinologist and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is the director of the IVF program at Rush University. She is a specialist in fragile X associated primary ovarian insufficiency and infertility. 

Melanie Denahy, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders in movement disorder patients. She has clinical expertise in the treatment of disorders seen in adult fragile X carriers and collaborates her care with Hall.

Bryan Bernard, PhD, is a neuropsychologist who specializes in cognitive and psychological issues in movement disorder and memory patients. He evaluates and treats adult patients within the fragile X associated disorders program, in collaboration with Hall.

Kisha Johnson, MS, is a certified genetic counselor who works in the Department of Genetics and within the fragile X associated disorders program. She meets with patients and families as part of standard clinical care or research studies.

Crystal Hervey, BS, is a research assistant working with Berry-Kravis on the fragile X premutation study, the add-on lithium pilot study and the outcome measures project. People interested in participating in fragile X syndrome studies may contact her at (312) 942-7250, or via e-mail: FraxResearch@hotmail.com.

Evelyn Perez, MA, is a medical assistant who assists with blood and data collection in Hall's research studies and in collection of samples for the DNA repository. 

Alice Negron is a research assistant working with Hall on her FXTAS studies. She assists in scheduling research patients, giving directions and coordinating studies.







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