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.

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

Current Research

The TAA is the only national organization that focuses its research investments in TS and Tic Disorders. This important research is carried out by leading Young Investigators focusing on TS, Tic Disorders, and associated conditions. When you invest in research, there is a clear and direct impact on the many lives of individuals impacted by TS and Tic Disorders. Below, meet 2023’s Young Investigators and their projects. 

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