Michael Prize 2013

Ding Ding

Ding Ding, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor and neuro-epidemiologist at the Institute of Neurology, Fudan University, WHO collaborating center for research and training in neurosciences, Shanghai, China.

She started her career of epilepsy research in 2002, as a co-investigator of a demonstration project in China: Epilepsy management at primary health level, one of the main activities being carried out by WHO, ILAE and IBE within the framework of the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy. She was involved in the epidemiological survey and long-term follow up of people with epilepsy. She measured the disease burden of epilepsy, and evaluated the cost and outcome of phenobarbital treatment in resource-poor areas in China. Her research interest also includes the quality of life, cognitive function, and genetic studies of epilepsy. Her most important contribution was the investigation of the premature mortality risk in people with epilepsy in China.

Dr. Ding was awarded the Young Investigator Award at the 26th International Epilepsy Congress in 2005, the Bruce S. Schoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology of American Academy of Neurology in 2006, the Tadokoro Best Presentation Prize at the 6th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress in 2006, the Best Poster Prize at the 10th European Epilepsy Congress in 2012.

Currently, Dr, Ding is serving as the vice president of IBE, vice secretary general of China Association Against Epilepsy, member of ILAE Task Force of Global Campaign Against Epilepsy, member of ILAE Commission of Epidemiology, and member of IBE Research Task Force.