Multiple Sclerosis & Clinical Neuroimmunology Research Program

Our interdisciplinary approach focuses on advancing multiple sclerosis (MS) research through clinical trials, comprehensive care, and innovative symptom management. Explore our initiatives to learn more.

About the Program

Our interdisciplinary research program focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS) and related conditions of the nervous system from multiple angles, incorporating patient experiences into the research to improve outcomes and develop more personalized treatments. Inspired by our patients, our discoveries are directly brought back to the clinic to improve patient care.  

Sponsors for our work include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National MS Society (NMSS), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the International Progressive MS Alliance.

Research Priorities

Clinical trials of cutting-edge MS therapeutics

Clinical trials are key to our mission. Our center evaluates medications and other therapeutic approaches to slow and prevent MS progression, while broadening patient access to new treatments. 

Comprehensive Care

An interdisciplinary approach is needed to provide the most comprehensive care for MS and other complex neuroimmunological conditions. Our center prioritizes team-based research that finds ways to enhance the delivery of the most comprehensive, patient-centered care for all people with MS and other neuroimmunological disorders. 

State-of-the-art methods to track and manage symptoms

We are also nationally recognized for our commitment to the discovery of personalized treatments that target the most debilitating MS symptoms, while promoting new wellness strategies to optimize function. This work is propelled by use of innovative “in-the-wild” measurement tools and wearable technologies that fully capture the patient experience. 

U-M Health Research

Explore research in the University of Michigan Medical School.

Clinical Trials

Explore ongoing clinical trials in the National Library of Medicine.

Research Partners

Our patients

Our patients are crucial contributors to the success of our research program. Through participation in our research studies, and patient-stakeholder input, our patients inspire new research ideas and make our studies possible. 

Interdisciplinary collaborators

Several key collaborators also have helped to make our research projects a success.  These include experts in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sleep Medicine, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Mathematics.

Our Discoveries & Research Initiatives
Program Leadership
labcoat Tiffany J Braley, MD, MS
Holtom-Garrett Family Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology and Section Head
Multiple Sclerosis