Alberto Ascherio leads multiple NIH-funded projects involving both national and international collaborations. As PI of these projects, Dr. Ascherio has developed the skills to efficiently manage the multiple steps of scientific research, from study design and budgeting to the publication and dissemination of findings. For the past 25 years, he has direction the investigations of multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in numerous cohorts, and he has been the PI for several research projects on the determinants and biomarkers of PD, MS and ALS risk and progression. He also has experience in clinical trials, as co-PI of a phase 2 and a phase 3 trial in individuals with PD. Most importantly, Dr. Ascherio has established a close network of collaborations and has extensive experience in working with national and international cohorts.