Sandhya Seshadri, PhD, MA, MS
Dr. Seshadri is a Research Assistant Professor in the Neuropalliative Care Division of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester. She is a co-investigator on several studies on outpatient palliative care for Parkinson’s disease and related disorders such as Lewy-body dementia. She is also a co-investigator and member of a multi-disciplinary team working on a national 3-year initiative to implement team-based outpatient palliative care at the Parkinson’s Foundation’s US based centers of excellence. With expertise in qualitative research methods, Dr. Seshadri has conducted multiple research studies with health care professionals, patients, and care-partners across the United States. She teaches and mentors students and colleagues on qualitative research methods to study illness experiences. Her research focuses on improving the quality of life and well-being of care-partners of adults with serious illness. Given the undisputed need for better care-partner supports, she is committed to building a research program on studying and developing novel interventions and programs to meet the needs of care-partners of those with neurodegenerative diseases.