Julio Angulo, Ph.D.
"We all live unique PD stories. As someone who is bilingual and bicultural, I am interested in working with PDF to ensure that people with Parkinson’s are able to articulate our experiences to our health teams, to have greater influence over our care and achieve better quality of life."
Dr. Angulo is a retired clinical and forensic psychologist, who ran his own private practice for more than 30 years.
Dr. Angulo has been active in his local Parkinson’s community since his diagnosis in 2009. Among his volunteer activities, Dr. Angulo, a native of Chile, works with the Hispanic outreach program at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He was instrumental in helping to launch the institute’s Vida Positiva, an educational Parkinson’s newsletter for Spanish-speaking individuals that is distributed in the US and parts of Latin America. He also contributes articles on well-being and quality of life issues for two Parkinson’s newsletters.
Shortly after his diagnosis, Dr. Angulo began painting and working with pottery, which he has shared through PDF’s Creativity and Parkinson’s Project (view his works online here). His artwork has twice been featured in the project’s annual calendar.
He studied sociology at the University of Houston before obtaining his master of social work at the University of California, Los Angeles and his doctorate in philosophy at Kansas State University.