Research Nurse Coordinator, Clinical Core
Melissa Gerstenhaber, RN, C, MAS, MSN, CCRC, is the Research Nurse Coordinator for the Clinical Research Program of the NIH-funded Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence at the Johns Hopkins University. She has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and has earned master’s degrees in Administrative Science and in Nursing Management. She also holds a certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
Melissa joined the staff of Psychiatric Neuroimaging (PNI) as its research nurse coordinator in 2001. Prior to that, she was Senior Clinical Nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Melissa's primary role is to recruit and coordinate assessments of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, related disorders, or healthy controls who wish to be involved in Parkinson’s disease research. In her role as research nurse coordinator, she also participates in outreach and education efforts by speaking to Parkinson’s support groups and symposiums.
Learn more about the Clinical Core of the Udall Center.