Laura Lubbers, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
As Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy, Laura leads the Epilepsy Foundation’s strategy on federal- and state-level policy, legal advocacy, and grassroots engagement. The Foundation’s advocacy initiatives seek to improve access to care, end epilepsy-related discrimination, foster research, and innovation, and promote public health and education. Laura joined the Foundation in 2018, after nine years with the National MS Society’s Public Policy Office and before that, three years with the Child Welfare League of America’s government affairs team. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities, the largest coalition of national organizations collaborating on federal disability-related policy, is Chair of the Partnership to Protect Coverage, and serves on the Epilepsy Leadership Council’s Steering Committee. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University and a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.