Mallory Hacker is assistant professor of neurology and physical medicine & rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Hacker earned her PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) at Vanderbilt. She served as visiting assistant professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in 2016 and completed the American Neurological Association’s Translational and Clinical Research Course for Clinician Scientists (2014) and the NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (2016). She has received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the American Parkinson Disease Association, and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Dr. Hacker’s research investigates the prevalence of spasticity in long-term care settings and ways to improve screening, diagnosis and treatment and her work is published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association and Neurology.