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The faculty and staff of the Huntington's Disease Center at Johns Hopkins welcome you! Our multidisciplinary team works with patients and families to develop a personalized program of medical care. We are honored to have served generations of families with our comprehensive services.

Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence Johns Hopkins University

Celebrating Four Decades of Service and Excellence

Huntington's Disease Center at Johns Hopkins celebrates forty years of service! We are also honored to be recognized by the Huntington's Disease Society of America as a Center of Excellence. We are grateful to be acknowledged by patients and families for our committment to providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care throughout the course of the disease and to discovering best possible care for the future. 


Huntington's Disease Center at Johns Hopkins continues to provide outpatient and consultation telehealth services. Video visits allow patients to connect face-to-face in real time without leaving their home. Patients can use a smartphone, tablet or computer. Virtual connections are secure and HIPAA compliant. 


Timeline of Breakthroughs in Huntington's Disease Research

1872 Huntington's Disease is Discovered

Huntington's disease (HD) is named after George Huntington, who described it among residents of East Hampton, Long Island in 1872.

1993 Discovery of HD Gene

In 1993, a collaborative group of investigators discovered the gene that causes HD. As a result of this discovery it is now possible to diagnose HD with blood or tissue samples.

2019 Current Research

The Huntington's Disease Center at Johns Hopkins, as part of a global network of clinicians and researchers, is working on a myriad of approaches to better treat HD.


Research at the Johns Hopkins Huntington's Disease Center

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


Contact Us

Johns Hopkins University
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 2-181
Baltimore, MD 21287

For clinical appointments, call 410-955-2398
Fax: 410- 955-8233
Email: [email protected]

For research information:

Kia Ultz
Research Program Manager
410- 955-1349
[email protected]

For research information:

Etta Bernard (formerly Goldman)
Research Program Coordinator
[email protected]

For research information:

Mollie Jenckes
Research Nurse
[email protected]

For social work questions:

Anjana Chacko, LCSW-C
[email protected]

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