Ericka P. Simpson, MD

Personal profile

While completing her postdoctoral training, Dr. Simpson studied under the renowned Dr. Stanley Appel, the current chair of the Department of Neurology at Houston Methodist Hospital and the founder of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. After completion of a fellowship in Dr. Appel’s laboratory, she became a tenure track Associate Professor of Neurology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Simpson is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Minority Medical Faculty Development Program. She joined the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group in 2005.

Research interests

Dr. Simpson’s research aims to characterize the peripheral immune inflammatory response in ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases, and identify the potential markers that may reflect disease activity and progression. Her translational research seeks to identify and develop effective therapies that positively alter the natural progression of these diseases, including Myotonic Dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and chronic inflammatory polyneuropathies. 

Keywords

    Free-text keywords

  • Neurology, ALS, Biomarkers, Dendritic cells, MCP-1, Microglia, Stem cells

    Research Area Keywords

  • Neurosciences
  • Regenerative Medicine

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Concept: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Weight: 100%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Disease Progression
Concept: Disease Progression
Weight: 21%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Placebos
Concept: Placebos
Weight: 17%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Motor Neurons
Concept: Motor Neurons
Weight: 15%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Microglia
Concept: Microglia
Weight: 10%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Ceftriaxone
Concept: Ceftriaxone
Weight: 10%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Concept: Neurodegenerative Diseases
Weight: 9%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Myasthenia Gravis
Concept: Myasthenia Gravis
Weight: 8%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Mutation
Concept: Mutation
Weight: 8%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Safety
Concept: Safety
Weight: 8%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Research OutputsResearch Output authored by Ericka P. Simpson is tagged with the concept

Research outputs

Neuroinflammatory mechanisms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathogenesis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Expanded autologous regulatory T-lymphocyte infusions in ALS

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intravenous versus subcutaneous immunoglobulin – Authors' reply

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Genome-wide Analyses Identify KIF5A as a Novel ALS Gene

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Journals

Neurology

ISSNs: 0028-3878, 1526-632X

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal

8

The Lancet Neurology

ISSNs: 1474-4465, 1474-4422

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1474-4465

Lancet Publishing Group

Journal

6

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ISSNs: 1466-0822, 1748-2968

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1471-180X

Taylor and Francis Ltd.

Journal

5

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration

ISSNs: 2167-8421

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2167-9223

Informa Healthcare

Journal

3

Muscle and Nerve

ISSNs: 0148-639X

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-4598

Wiley

Journal

3
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Department of Medicine

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Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine

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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Baylor College of Medicine

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Massachusetts General Hospital

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University of California, San Francisco

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California Pacific Medical Center

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Houston Methodist Research Institute

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Albert A. Yen

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Merit Cudkowicz

External person

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Jonathan Glass

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William S. David

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Hiroshi Mitsumoto

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