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Our Team

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Lauren Korty, MS







Paul Gilbert, PhD












            


Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD

Dr. Corey-Bloom is the Director of the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Clinical Research Program, UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence (COE), and the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP). She is a member of the Enroll-HD Executive Oversight Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Huntington’s Study Group (HSG).  Dr. Corey-Bloom has been the Principal Investigator on over 50 clinical trials for the treatment of various dementing conditions. She has been honored as a “Top Doctor” in the field of Neurology by the San Diego County Medical Society for the past nine years and was selected by US News & World Report as a Top Doctor (Neurology & Neurosurgery) for 2011-2012.


Brenton Wright, MD

Dr. Wright received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He served as an intern and neurology resident at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - Neurological Institute of New York, where he was also trained as a Movement Disorders fellow. Dr. Wright has worked with HD patients in the clinic and research setting since 2014. He is a member of the Huntington Study Group, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association.


Chase Snell, BS

Chase Snell is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Clinical Research Center (HDCRC) and UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence. Chase graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She is passionate about tortoises, Jazzercise, The Bachelor and shoes!


Haileigh Smith, BS

Haileigh Smith is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Clinical Research Center (HDCRC) and UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a focus in Public Health. Haileigh enjoys playing with her husky, Sky, and teaching her yellow-naped amazon parrot, Samantha, new words!


Jordan Castleton, BA

Jordan Castleton is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Clinical Research Center (HDCRC) and UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence. Jordan graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She enjoys cooking, camping and travelling in her free time!


Andrea Mustafa, MA

Andrea Mustafa is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the UCSD Huntington's Disease Clinical Research Center (HDCRC) and UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence. Andrea graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and then attended San Diego State University where she earned her Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience. In her free time Andrea enjoys cooking, hiking and cycling!


Tracey Truscott MSW, LCSW

Tracey Truscott is the clinical social worker for the HDSA Center of Excellence. Tracey graduated from San Diego State University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Education and Social Work. She provides counseling and assistance to families facing Huntington's disease in our Huntington's disease clinic.



 Lauren Korty, MS

Lauren Korty is a certified genetic counselor and an integral part of the predictive testing team at the UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence, primarily serving those who are at-risk for HD. She has been at UCSD for over four years and part of the predictive testing program since early 2008. She received her MS in Genetic Counseling from the University of California, Irvine and is board certified. She also specializes in prenatal genetic counseling and works with families affected by various hereditary diseases.


Paul Gilbert, PhD


Dr. Gilbert is an Associate Professor in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.  He has been a research collaborator with the UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence since 2005.  He continues to publish studies examining cognitive and motor changes associated with the premanifest and manifest stages of HD.  He also is the Principal Investigator on two National Institutes of Health R01 grants and has published numerous studies on cognitive changes associated with healthy aging and age-related neurodegenerative disease.


Anna Smirnova

Anna Smirnova is a Clinical Research intern with the UCSD Huntington's Disease Clinical Research Center and UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence. Anna currently attends UCSD and is a 4th year candidate for a Bachelor of Science in General Biology. Upon completion of her degree, Anna hopes to matriculate to medical school and go on to be a physician. In her off time, she loves reading, baking, and watching horror movies!


Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall is a Clinical Research Intern with the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Clinical Research Center and UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence. Andrew Currently attends UCSD and is a 4th year candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience. After finishing his undergraduate education, Andrew hopes to matriculate to medical school and go on to be a physician. In his off time, Andrew enjoys cooking and surfing!
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