Meet the Team

Ali Ghanem, M.D., M.S.

Research Study Coordinator

Ali is a medical doctor and an aspiring neurologist. He recently got a master’s degree from the Institute for Global Health at University College London. Research interests: neuroepidemiology, E-health, and health disparities.

Ali Ghanem

Natalie Grill, B.S.

Clinical Research Assistant I

Natalie is a recent graduate from Juniata College and hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Research interests: neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic medicine.

Natalie Grill

Talia Hall, B.A.

Clinical Research Assistant I

Talia is a recent graduate of Wellesley College who hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Research interests: cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease.

Talia Hall

Nora Hernandez, M.D.

Manager Research Programs

Nora is a clinical oncologist who has worked internationally conducting clinical research in oncology and neurology in both commercial and academic settings. Nora has supported Dr. Louis’ research in movement disorders, focusing on essential tremor since 2003 at Columbia University as research coordinator, later at Yale University as an associate research scientist, and currently at UTSW as Manager of Research Programs. Her main interest is epistemology, applied to semiology and the underlying pathophysiology of neurological diseases in the context of population-based research.

Nora Hernandez, M.D.

Allison Powell, B.S.

Clinical Research Assistant I

Allison graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2021, and she will begin medical school in fall 2023. Research interests: developmental neuroscience and clinical outcomes of care.

Allison Powell

Diane Berry, Ph.D.

Biostatistical Consultant I

Diane is a senior researcher and biostatistician. Before coming to UTSW, she was a tenured professor at Southern Methodist University and a senior research scientist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and the University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston) School of Public Health. Areas of expertise: cognition and development, experimental design, inferential and multivariate statistics.

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