What we are studying

A Global Observational Study of Huntington's Disease - The purpose of this study is to build a large and rich database of clinical information about persons and families with a history of HD.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with Huntington's Disease (HD gene positive)
  • Individuals who are HD gene positive who do not have a clinical diagnosis
  • Individuals who have not undergone gene testing; but have a first or second degree relative with HD (At Risk)
  • Individuals from an HD family who are gene negative
  • Caregivers/Companions of HD persons may participate as Control Subjects

What is involved

  • Annual visits include collection of medical history; physical and neurological evaluations; cognitive pencil/paper testing; collection of vital signs; and blood and urine specimen collection
  • Study Visits take about 2 - 2 1/2 hours.


Subjects will receive funds to defer cost of travel.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Christine O'Neill
Principal Investigator
Francis Walker

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.