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Baltimore Huntington's Disease Center

An HDSA Center of Excellence

WELCOME!   The Baltimore Huntington's Disease Center is funded by the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to conduct multidisciplinary research into Huntington's disease and is one of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Centers of Excellence. Located in the Division of Neurobiology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Center serves Maryland and adjacent areas including portions of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. It is also available for consultations for patients from anywhere.

As part of our dedication to the family and individuals suffering from Huntington's disease (HD) we offer a number of research programs. These programs include a presymptomatic testing program, follow-up studies over time, neuroimaging research studies, clinical trials, and the tissue donation program.

Laboratory research programs include basic studies of the biochemistry and cell biology of HD, and therapeutic studies in cell models and mouse models.

We also offer a number of clinical services relating to the routine care and follow-up of individuals suffering from HD. These services include, but are not limited to, social work, medication management of symptoms, placement assistance, and support groups.

Center Faculty

Contact Us

Please review our web pages. If you do not find what you need, please contact one of the following staff members.

For all clinical appointments, please contact:

Deborah Pollard
600 North Wolfe Street, 2-181 Meyer
Baltimore, MD 21287
Telephone: (410) 955-2398

For research information, please contact:

Gregory Churchill
Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 2-181
Baltimore, MD 21287

(410) 955-1349 desk
(410) 955-8233 fax

For social work questions, please contact:

Kit McFarlane
600 North Wolfe Street, 2-181 Meyer
Baltimore, MD 21287
Telephone: (410) 955-2497

For tissue donation information, please visit our Tissue Donation page.


For information about viewing the HDSA Webinars at a different time, call or email the social worker, Kit McFarlane at 410-955-2497 or

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For those concerned about all aspects of Huntington’s Disease: individuals, family, friends

Meets at 7PM
2nd Tuesday of the month at
Presbyterian Home of Maryland
400 Georgia Court
Towson, MD 21204

Park on the circular drive in front.
Enter up the ramp to the right of the main entrance. Call Kit McFarlane, facilitator, for directions and questions:

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