Dr. Willard Hauser's area of research is in the epidemiology of neurologic disease, particularly epilepsy.
American Neurological Association
American College of Epidemiology
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
Senior Visiting Scientist, Mayo Medical School.
Honors & Awards
Milliken/AES award for clinical research 2001
Epilepsy Foundation of America award for lifetime contribution
REsearch Professor, University of Cuenca
Areas of Expertise
Select Urban Health Activities
Prevalence of Epilepsy in an Inner City Community: Dr. Hauser is working on a telephone survey of Washington Heights and Central Harlem to determine prevalence of epilepsy in these communities.
Incidence of Epilepsy in Washington Heights: Dr. Hauser is involved in an ongoing screen of hospital emergency rooms to determine incidence of Epilepsy in this community. (Dale Hesdorffer is the Principal Investigator.)
Select Global Activities
Treatment of Neurocysticercosis, Ecuador: Dr. Hauser is conducting a randomized trial of cystercerconsis treatment and outcomes in Ecuador.
Incidence and causes of Epilepsy in Iceland, Iceland: Dr. Hauser is conducting an incidence and population based case control study of epilepsy in Iceland.
Hirsch LJ, Hauser WA. Can sudden unexplained death in epilepsy be prevented? Lancet. 364(9452): 2157-8. 2004
Hesdorffer DC, Ludvigsson P, Olafsson E, Gudmundsson G, Kjartansson O, Hauser WA. ADHD as a risk factor for incident unprovoked seizures and epilepsy in children. Arch Gen Psychiatry. ;: 61 731-6. 2004
Ottman R, Winawer MR, Kalachikov S, Barker-Cummings C, Gilliam TC, Pedley TA, Hauser WA. LGI1 mutations in autosomal dominant partial epilepsy with auditory features. Neurology. ;: 62 1120-6. 2004
Winawer MR, Rabinowitz D, Pedley TA, Hauser WA, Ottman R. Genetic influences on myoclonic and absence seizures. Neurology. : 61 1576-81. 2003
Correa Leite ML, Nicolosi A, Cristina S, Hauser WA, Pugliese P, Nappi G. Dietary and nutritional patterns in an elderly rural population in Northern and Southern Italy: (II). Nutritional profiles associated with food behaviours. Eur J Clin Nutr. 57 1522-9. 2003
Correa Leite ML, Nicolosi A, Cristina S, Hauser WA, Pugliese P, Nappi G. Dietary and nutritional patterns in an elderly rural population in Northern and Southern Italy: (I). A cluster analysis of food consumption. Eur J Clin Nutr. 57 1514-21. 2003
Bruns J Jr, Hauser WA The epidemiology of traumatic brain injury: a review. Epilepsia. ;: 44 Suppl 10 2-10. 2003
arden CL, Koppel BS, Herzog AG, Nikolov BG, Hauser WA Seizure frequency is associated with age at menopause in women with epilepsy. Neurology. : 61 451-6 2003
Labovitz DL, Hauser WA. Preventing stroke-related seizures: when should anticonvulsant drugs be started? Neurology. ;: 60 365-6 2003
Carpio A, Hauser WA. Prognosis for seizure recurrence in patients with newly diagnosed neurocysticercosis. Neurology.;: 59 1730-4. 2002