RULET Study of Non-affected Family Members

Dr. Elan Louis at Yale University is spearheading an important new research initiative. This National Institute of Health (NIH) funded study aims to better understand the lifestyle habits of essential tremor (ET) families. We are calling on the assistance of the ET community and their families to help us with this new research. This is a national study.

The research team is now interested in contacting and meeting with the parents, brothers, sisters, and children of people with ET.

An eligible participant must:

  • Not have ET (You didn’t misread this, we are interested in unaffected people)
  • Be at least 40 years old
  • Not have Parkinson’s disease or dystonia
  • Be willing to undergo a 2-hour health evaluation in your home. This will include, questionnaires, a formal assessment of your health and diet, a videotaped neurological exam, and a blood draw.

This is a nationwide study, in which we will travel to meet with you individually at a date and time convenient for you. There are no costs associated with your participation; in fact you will be compensated for your time.

If you are interested or have any questions, please call (203) 785-2086 or e-mail