Fund Life-Changing Research!

The TAA has funded research that has led to breakthroughs in the medical understanding of Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders in addition to the development of treatments to help our community thrive. While we are excited to continue to direct funds toward these important areas of inquiry, we’re also working to expand our research efforts with your support. 

For instance, our students, parents and advocates need research to confirm what we already know: to truly help our children thrive, educators need condition-specific training. Your support can make this research possible and strengthen our collective effort to transform the way children with TS and Tic Disorders are treated in school systems across the world. 

Learn more about the research we’re currently funding through the support of passionate individuals like you. 

Current Research

Exploring the Connection Between Early Childhood Stress, Males, and TS
Cheng Jiang, PhD – Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Yale University

Using Medical Records to Understand the Role of Genetics in Tic Disorders
Tyne Miller-Fleming, PhD – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University

Understanding How Stigma Affects Mental Health in Adults with TS
Chengshi Shiu, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles 

Improving Tic Management with Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics
Brianna Wellen, PhD – Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota