Dr Bradford B Worrall, MD, MSc

Bradford B Worrall, MD, MSc is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research of Neurology and Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia and director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship there. He has been active in numerous stoke genetics trials over the past decade including the Ischaemic Stroke Genetics Study (ISGS), the Siblings with Ischaemic Stroke Study (SWISS), the Genetics of Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Anticoagulation (GOCHA) study, the Familial Intracranial Aneurysm (FIA) study, and Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH). He co-PI'd a U-01 funded GWAS of treatement response grant with Michele Sale using the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention (VISP) trial. The overall project is known as the Genome-wide Association Research Network into Effects of Treatment (GARNET) and includes a wide range of randomised clinical trials in many disease types. He co-PId the NINDS Stroke Genetics Network (SiGN) study funded by the NIH/NINDS. He co-chaired the phenotype harmonization committees for both of these grants. He chaired the Incidental Findings and Return of Results Committee for GARNET. He currently has a grant investigating reciprocal screening for aneurysmal disease and creation of a biobank (the Brain and Aortic Aneurysm Screening (BAAS) study). He is a founding member of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium and runs a translational stroke genetics laboratory at the University of Virginia. He serves as chair of the METASTROKE consortium within the ISGC.