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Catherine Kopil

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Director, Research Partnerships
As Director of Research Partnerships at The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), Katie focuses on building the Foundation’s capacity as an unprecedented stakeholder in Parkinson’s drug development — a nimble, patient-focused problem-solver whose efforts are demonstrably accelerating progress toward treatment breakthroughs. Katie leads MJFF’s industry strategy, building relationships with biopharma and health tech companies as research partners in the Foundation's scientific and educational programs. She also leads programs critical to patient engagement in research including the Fox Trial Finder smart-match tool. Katie earned a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a BA in Psychology from Princeton University.