Rosemarie Kobau, MPH, MAPP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC, NCCDPHP, Division of Adult and Community Health
4770 Buford Highway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
( 770)488-6087 (770)488-5486 (Fax)
Rosemarie Kobau is the Epilepsy Program's team lead at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Population Health. She has a master’s degree from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former Association of Schools of Public Health fellow, assigned in 2000, to the CDC Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Program, where she conducted population studies on HRQOL and well-being in the U.S. population. Since 2001, her activities with the CDC Epilepsy Program have included conducting population studies of epilepsy prevalence, prevention research on epilepsy self-management, and research on stigma associated with epilepsy and with mental illness. She has led the development of, and oversees the CDC Managing Epilepsy Well Network. She is a member of the professional advisory boards of the GA Epilepsy Foundation and of the National Epilepsy Foundation. Prior to working at CDC, Rosemarie worked with The Carter Center’s Atlanta Project on its Child/Health Immunization initiative whose aim was to improve immunization rates in medically underserved areas by coordinating school-linked or school-based health initiatives.