CDC-Supported Epilepsy Research
CDC conducts and supports research that guides our public health programs. This work includes conducting studies on self-management, improving surveillance methods to better define the impact of epilepsy on different populations, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy.
The Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network is a group of academic Prevention Research Centers that conduct studies related to epilepsy self-management.
Epidemiologic, Population, and Health Outcome Research
Visit our Epidemiologic, Population, and Health Outcome Studies page for an overview of the research CDC has supported to understand the epidemiology of epilepsy and its health outcomes. Also learn about the currently-funded projects listed below.
- Currently-Funded Epidemiologic Research
The CDC Epilepsy Program is currently supporting several studies that examine the epidemiology of epilepsy.
- Currently-Funded Stigma Research
CDC currently funds research at Case Western Reserve University to develop and test new communication strategies to combat epilepsy stigma in youth and young adults.
Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry
The Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry is a resource designed to increase understanding of the prevalence, causes, and risk factors for sudden death in the young, including epilepsy.
Genomics and Health Impact Research
The CDC Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base is an online, searchable database of published scientific literature, CDC resources, and other material related to genomics topics, including epilepsy.
- Page last reviewed: February 2, 2018
- Page last updated: February 2, 2018
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