This PAME webinar explored racial, ethnic, economic, and geographic differences in epilepsy-related mortality in the U.S. and globally.  Where can we look to make progress?  The following panelists shared the latest science as well as personal experiences to help inform this important topic.



Speakers and panelists included:

Tanisha Tyler Graves, mother of Marquis Chapman

Jorge Burneo, MD, MSPH, Professor of Neurology, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Western University in Canada

Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc, Professor of Neurology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Alexa Erck, CDC Epidemiologist and Program Manager for the Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Registry

Thometta Cozart, MS, MPH, CHES, CPH, Multicultural Outreach Director, the Epilepsy Foundation


Access Dr Jorge Burneo’s presentation

Access Dr Dan Friedman’s presentation

Access Alexa Erck’s presentation

For more information on the resources mentioned during the Q&A session, please visit:

Seizure First Aid Certification Trainings (Offered twice a month online from the Epilepsy Foundation national office)  

Epilepsy Foundation’s Information on Engaging Law Enforcement