Israel Robledo ’87

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Teacher with 28 years of experience at the elementary school level, with an emphasis in special education and reading intervention programs.Work Experience:August 1995 – currentMidland Independent School District, Midland TX Elementary School TeacherExperience in various areas of elementary school curriculum, including second through sixth grades, Reading Recovery, special education, and reading intervention programs.August 1988- July 1995Texas Department of Human Services, Midland, TX Case WorkerEmployed as a case worker in the following programs:Income AssistanceCommunity Care for the Aged and DisabledIn-Home and Family Support ProgramMedicaid (Nursing Home and Community Programs)June 1987 – July 1988Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Abilene, TX Youth MinisterMay 1987Graduated from McMurry College with a B.B.A. (Finance Concentration)Israel Robledo works as a special education teacher. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007 at age 42. He soon became involved with the Parkinson’s community as an advocate for increased clinical trial participation and health-related quality of life issues related to PD.He is a member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Patient Council. He serves on the integration panel for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (Parkinson’s Research Program) and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. He serves in an advisory capacity for several pharmaceutical companies.Israel has also served in an advisory and support capacity for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the World Parkinson Congress and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.Published in:Scientific AmericanSocial-Media Hype about Diseases and Treatments Does Patients No Favors – Scientific American Blog NetworkJournal of Parkinson’s DiseaseNew Study Calls for Partnering of Parkinson’s Disease Research Community with Patient Groups to Improve Effectiveness of Clinical Trials | Journal of Parkinson’s Disease ( Disorders JournalMedia hype: Patient and scientific perspectives on misleading medical news – Robledo – 2017 – Movement Disorders – Wiley Online Library