Jessica Gerber MS, LAc
Jess joined MGH Neurology as Dr. Steven Arnold’s Research Program Manager. She oversees protocol start-up activities for studies primarily focused on the identification and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.
In addition, Jess is the Program Manager for the newly formed MGH Interdisciplinary Brain Center. The IBC is both a state of the art Clinical and Translational Research Unit and an academic collaboration between the MGH Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
Jess is also helping to develop a common assessment that all subjects participating in research at the CTRU could take part in; eventually she will help organize access to this data for researchers from all over the globe.
Jess’s original education and professional development were in the field of manufacturing engineering; however, all along she had an interest in integrative health and decided to pursue a career as an acupuncturist.
After owning a clinic in which she saw 60+ patients per week, she transitioned over to the MGH Martinos Center and got her start in research as a research acupuncturist. Her role was to provide acupuncture therapy services to subjects enrolled in ongoing clinical and basic research studies both inside and outside the MRI scanner; and she continues to consult on NIH Program Project Grants and other clinical trials for the Martinos Center as needed.
Jess also sees acupuncture patients at the BWH Pain Center.
Jess looks forward to continued collaborations with researchers of all backgrounds to further support the MGH IBC mission which is to facilitate and synergize research for brain disorders.