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Katie Hood, MBA

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Chief Executive Officer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research 

Katie Hood, M.B.A. is chief executive officer of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). MJFF is the single largest Parkinson's disease (PD) research funder in the world second only to the U.S. government, having funded $126 million in PD research to date. Ms. Hood has played critical roles in shaping MJFF's strategy of closing critical gaps that slow potential treatments on their path from the laboratory to Parkinson's patients, as well as in building a team of in-house research experts needed to implement that strategy. Prior to joining MJFF in 2002, Ms. Hood was a consultant at Bain & Company. She was also an analyst in the Credit Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co., and was a program coordinator with Duke University's Hart Leadership Program. She earned her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Parkinson's Action Network.

Last Modified January 23, 2012