Hampton Leonard is a data science consultant with NIA’s Laboratory of Neurogenetics and with Data Tecnica International. Hampton has a special interest in the genomics of neurodegenerative disease and a bold approach to wrangling this complex data with statistical and machine learning methods. The AMP PD team was fortunate to enlist Hampton’s aid at the start of the program’s sequencing efforts, because she played a major role in designing and conducting the extensive quality control analyses that were necessary to produce the whole genome sequencing data that we are so proud of. Hampton also helped to highlight the AMP PD platform’s capabilities through a datathon she led and hosted. We are grateful for her expert and careful work and are proud to feature her here as an AMP PD team member.