University of Wisconsin – Madison

Jamie L. Elliott, MD, PhD – Site Principal Investigator


Dr. Jamie Elliott is a vascular neurologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health who specializes in stroke, including care of the acute stroke patient, stroke recovery, and stroke prevention. She completed her neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.


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Tess McAllister – Clinical Research Coordinator


Tess is a Clinical Research Coordinator with the CADASIL Consortium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. She is excited to contribute to a study that could lead to the development of new treatment options for people affected by CADASIL and Huntington’s Disease. In the future, Tess is interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, and studying how interactions between genetic and environmental factors influence health and disease in populations. She enjoys reading, traveling, and playing piano in her free time. 


Jenna Spring – Clinical Research Coordinator
Jenna is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Paulsen Lab. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Communication Science and Disorders and a certificate in Child Welfare. She is excited to be part of Dr. Paulsen’s lab and learn how to help people affected by Huntington’s Disease and CADASIL. Her research interests include communication disorders and dementia. In the future, she plans to pursue a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, skiing, and thrift shopping.

Alicia Henson – Clinical Research Coordinator


Alicia is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Paulsen Lab. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a double major in Linguistics. Before joining the lab, she worked as a Behavioral Technician with children and adolescents on the Autism spectrum. She is excited to learn more about how to improve care and outcome for those with CADASIL. She intends to go to graduate school for Clinical Psychology and is interested in researching risk and protective factors in the development of serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorders. She enjoys drawing digital art, trying to write fantasy novels, and playing tabletop RPGs in her free time.