Brad A. Racette, MD

Health and Human Development, Occupational and Environmental Manganese Neurotoxicity, Environmental Risk Factors

Dr. Brad Racette is running several research endeavors into the linkage of manganese exposure to causing Parkinson’s Disease in South African miners and people living close to the mines. He is the Robert Allan Finke Professor of Neurology and vice chairman of neurology in the School of Medicine. By scanning the brains of miners, his team is able to learn how environmental exposure to manganese impacts cognitive and motor skills over time.


South Africa

Goals & Impact

Inform public policy and environmental health regulations around manganese exposure.



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