Karlin Schroeder, M.A. is the Director of Community Engagement at the Parkinson’s Foundation, where she leads the Parkinson’s Advocates in Research program (PAIR). Through this program, Karlin runs the Parkinson’s Foundation Learning Institute, an intensive multi-day course that has trained over 300 people with Parkinson’s and their care partners in the research process and provides tools and resources for successful collaboration with research teams. Karlin creates and directs projects to incorporate patient expertise into research with industry, academic centers and government. Her work includes improving diversity in patient advocacy in Parkinson’s disease and defining metrics in patient engagement in research. She is a member of Patient Focused Medicines Development and the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative Steering Committee.