Women Strong Webinar Recap
June 4, 2020 | By Sara Franklin |
Did you miss our webinar presentation on Health for Women and Girls with Epilepsy on Sat., July 11 at 10:00 a.m.?
The presentation included an intro from Thometta Cozart, Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Epilepsy Foundation of America. She shared information about the foundation’s efforts surrounding epilepsy equity and outreach to minority communities. #EpilepsyEquity
Then, we heard overall tips for women caregivers of those with severe epilepsy, and recent data related to UAB Medicine Dr. DeWolfe’s study on “Women with Epilepsy: Advancements in Care during Pregnancy.”
About Dr. Jennifer DeWolfe
Dr. Jennifer DeWolfe is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been caring for epilepsy and sleep patients for nearly 15 years. She founded and directs the UAB Women with Epilepsy Clinic and the Sleep Center at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. She also serves as director of the UAB Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. She specializes in epilepsy and sleep medicine with research interests in women’s health in epilepsy, the effects of sleep disorders on epilepsy, and treatments for intractable epilepsy and status epilepticus. She has served as an invited speaker on epilepsy and sleep-related topics for numerous regional, national and international organizations.
About Thometta Cozart
Thometta Cozart, MS, MPH has over 10 years of public health experience and 15 years of experience in public relations and health communications. The Washington State and North Carolina native has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Bethune-Cookman University, a master’s degree in Public Relations from Florida A&M University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Florida. She is certified in public health and health education. Thometta is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Health Promotion and Education from The University of Alabama. Her dissertation research focuses on epilepsy health disparities among minority populations. She has taught college courses in public health, health education program planning, journalism, and public relations. She currently serves as the Director of Multicultural Outreach and Communications for the Epilepsy Foundation in Landover, MD.