Joseph P. Roberson Foundation

The Joseph P. Roberson Foundation "JPRF" is a tax exempt, non-profit organization under the IRS Tax Code 501(c)(3). Through an annual grant, the JPRF helps fund HD specialized clinical care staff and clinical research at the UC Davis Health Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence Clinic in Sacramento, California. Joseph Roberson started his foundation in 1991.

The UC Davis HD Clinic began 25+ years ago by JPRF Founding Director Dr. Vicki Wheelock. The Clinic was awarded the HDSA Center of Excellence designation in 2001, the first in Northern California. Dr. Wheelock retired in 2023 and we are eternally grateful to her for her contributions to the Huntington's Disease community.    

The UC Davis HD Center of Excellence Clinic is an active member of the Huntington Study Group "HSG" and is one of the largest HD clinics in the US. The HD Clinic team includes neurologist Dr. Sasha Duffy, a psychiatrist, genetic counselor, social worker, physical therapist and study coordinator. A team approach provides the best care possible for people affected with Huntington’s disease.

Our mission is to help people now by supporting clinical care and clinical research to find a therapy or cure for HD.