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College of Nursing Faculty

Janelle L. Wagner, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC 29425-1600

Telephone: (843) 792-3307

Dr. Janelle Wagner is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina with appointments in the College of Nursing and Pediatrics. She is also a faculty member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at MUSC.  Dr. Wagner received her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She completed an internship and fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at MUSC. She was chosen as an American Epilepsy Society Neurobehavioral Fellow in 2005 and received the William R. Turk Research Award in Pediatric Epilepsy in 2007. Dr. Wagner joined the faculty at MUSC in 2005 and had clinical, teaching, and research responsibilities. Dr. Wagner’s areas of clinical expertise within the field of pediatric psychology include adjustment to pediatric chronic illness, evidence-based psychosocial intervention in pediatric chronic illness, and pediatric epilepsies.

Dr. Wagner is currently engaged in research and teaching. Her research interests include psychosocial adjustment, coping skills, and cognitive-behavioral self-management intervention in youth with pediatric epilepsy. She has been funded as a Principal Investigator twice by the Epilepsy Foundation and by Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy (PACE) to examine youth perceptions of epilepsy, depression screening, and cognitive-behavioral self-management intervention for youth with epilepsy. She has also contributed as a Co-Investigator on two epidemiological studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Dr. Wagner currently has over 60 peer reviewed publications, collaborates with experts in pediatric epilepsy throughout the US, presents at national conventions, and serves as an Ad Hoc Reviewer for several top epilepsy and pediatric psychology journals.