Dr. Emily Peron is an associate professor of geriatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Peron earned her PharmD from Butler University and completed two years of residency training at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. She earned her MS in clinical research while completing a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She is pursuing a PhD in health-related sciences with a concentration in gerontology through the VCU College of Health Professions, and her dissertation will explore loneliness and social isolation among people with Parkinson’s Disease. She has worked with people with Parkinson’s disease and has educated health professions’ trainees about movement disorders for more than a decade. Dr. Peron recently completed the Parkinson’s Foundation Care Team Training, and she serves on the Foundation’s “Aware in Care” Advisory Committee with the goal of making hospitals a safer place for people with Parkinson’s disease.