I have a research interest in new-onset, unexplained seizures in older adults (without a history of stroke or dementia to explain the seizures). My work focuses on understanding the risk factors for and cognitive implications of seizures in this population, as well as how best to treat these seizures. Patients with unexplained seizures starting at age 55 or older who are interested in participating in research may email CLUEStudy@jh.edu. Patients seeking clinical care should call 410-955-9441.
I am also interested in the optimal management of epilepsy in women of childbearing age, particularly in managing epilepsy during pregnancy and catamenial epilepsy.
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Johnson EL, Krauss GK, Lee AK, Schneider ALC, Dearborn JL, Kucharska-Newton AM, Huang J, Alonso A, and Gottesman RF. “Association between midlife risk factors and late-onset epilepsy: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.” JAMA Neurology. 2018;75(11):1375-1382
Johnson EL, Burke A, Wang A, and Pennell PB. “Unintended pregnancy, prenatal care, and breastfeeding in women with epilepsy: Results from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS).” Neurology. 2018;91(11):e1031-e1039
Ma GJ, Yadav S, Kaplan PW, and Johnson EL. “New-Onset Epilepsy in Women with First Time Seizure During Pregnancy.” Seizure. 2020:80:42-45
Johnson EL, Krauss GL, Walker KA, Brandt J, Kucharska-Newton A, Mosley TH, Yasar S, and Gottesman RF. “Late-onset Epilepsy and 25-year Cognitive Change: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.” Epilepsia. 2020:61(8):1764-1773
Johnson EL, Krauss GL, Kucharska-Newton A, Albert Marilyn S, Brandt J, Walker KA, Yasar S, Knopman DS, Vossel K, and Gottesman RF. “Dementia in late-onset epilepsy: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.” Neurology. 2020:95(24):e3248-e3256