Medical Director’s Bio


Dr. Nathalie Jetté is the Medical Director of the Anita Kaufmann Foundation, was previously a Professor in Neurology and Community Health Sciences and Director of the Epilepsy Clinic and Seizure Monitoring Unit at the University of Calgary. She is currently Senior Faculty Neurology and Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

She holds a Canada Research Chair in Neurological Health Services Research. She is President of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy, Chair of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Task Force on Stigma in Epilepsy, Chair of the ILAE Task Force on Epilepsy Guidelines, Secretary of the ILAE North American Regional Commission and Chair of the American Epilepsy Society Epidemiology Special Interest Group. She is also an expert member of the World Health Organization Guidelines Committee for the mhGAP Intervention Guide for Mental, Neurological and Substance Disorders in non-specialized health settings. She is an Associate Editor of Epilepsia and sits on the editiorial board of Neurology.

As part of her research program she is studying appropriateness of care in epilepsy, health resources use and access to care in epilepsy, the epidemiology of epilepsy comorbidities (particularly mental health) and epilepsy outcomes. She is developing innovative online tools and using a variety of knowledge translation approaches to improve care for persons with epilepsy.

We are very grateful that she is graciously donating her valuable time to us, as well.