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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.

Self-Management Research

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.

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.