Erik Henricson and Craig McDonald
Erik Henricson is an international expert in the development of multicenter clinical trial methods and study outcome measures for children and adults with neuromuscular disorders. He is a member of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)/UC Davis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Neuromuscular Disease and associate director for Clinical Research for the Neuromuscular Research Center at UC Davis Medical Center. He holds a master’s degree in public health. He was the founding operations director of the Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group. He is co-principal investigator of the NIDRR, PPMD, DoD and NIH/NIAMS-funded 25-center multinational longitudinal study on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Craig McDonald is widely known for his expertise in the management of spinal cord injuries and spina bifida in children and young adults, and in the clinical management and rehabilitation of neuromuscular diseases and in novel outcome measures for clinical trials. He is director of the NIH-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Neuromuscular Diseases, and principal investigator of the UC Davis NIH-funded site in the NeuroNEXT Neurosciences Clinical Trials National Consortium. He is also director of the NIDRR Rehabilitation Research Training Center in Neuromuscular Diseases and the Spina Bifida Program, as well as director of the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California and the Neuromuscular Disease Clinics.