Our Team

Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD

Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhDDr. Corey-Bloom is the Director of the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Clinical Research Program, UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence (COE), and the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP). She is a member of the Enroll-HD Executive Oversight Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Huntington’s Study Group (HSG).  Dr. Corey-Bloom has been the Principal Investigator on over 40 clinical trials for the treatment of various dementing conditions. She has been honored as a “Top Doctor” in the field of Neurology by the San Diego County Medical Society for the past nine years and was selected by US News & World Report as a Top Doctor (Neurology & Neurosurgery) for 2011-2012.

Stephanie Lessig, MD

Stephanie Lessig, MDDr. Lessig received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her MD from State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. She served as an intern at California Pacific Medical Center and was a neurology resident and chief resident with the UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences, where she was also a fellow in neuro-therapeutics and movement disorders. Dr. Lessig is a member and past president of the San Diego Neurology Society, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, and American Society for Experimental Neuro Therapeutics.

Sungmee Park, BS

Sungmee Park, BSSungmee Park is the coordinator of the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Clinical Research Center (HDCRC) and UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence (COE). She received her BS in Biology from UCLA where she was involved in healthy aging and neurodegenerative disease research.

Tracey Truscott MSW, LCSW

Tracey Truscott MSW, LCSWTracey Truscott is the clinical social worker for the HDSA Center of Excellence. Tracey graduated from San Diego State University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Education and Social Work. She provides counseling and assistance to families facing Huntington's disease in our Huntington's disease clinic.

Lauren Korty, MS

Lauren Korty, MSLauren Korty is a certified genetic counselor and an integral part of the predictive testing team at the UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence, primarily serving those who are at-risk for HD. She has been at UCSD for over four years and part of the predictive testing program since early 2008. She received her MS in Genetic Counseling from the University of California, Irvine and is board certified. She also specializes in prenatal genetic counseling and works with families affected by various hereditary diseases.

Paul Gilbert, PhD

Paul Gilbert, PhDDr. Gilbert is an Associate Professor in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.  He has been a research collaborator with the UCSD HDSA Center of Excellence since 2005.  He continues to publish studies examining cognitive and motor changes associated with the premanifest and manifest stages of HD.  He also is the Principal Investigator on two National Institutes of Health R01 grants and has published numerous studies on cognitive changes associated with healthy aging and age-related neurodegenerative disease.