Jessica Smith





Having epilepsy is tough and a new diagnosis can feel overwhelming. It helps to have a few facts to tackle the stigma and answer any questions that may come up. I hope to arm you with the information you need to make dealing with epilepsy more manageable.

— Jessica Smith


Jessica Keenan Smith is a former writer for Verywell Health covering epilepsy. As founder and managing editor of Living Well With Epilepsy, Jessica drives strategy and content for the publication. She is living with epilepsy herself, and speaks regularly to groups such as AbilityExpo, Living Well With A Disability Conference, Epilepsy Foundation, and Wharton School on a variety of topics including: Navigating Social Media, Maximizing Your Child’s Strength’s and Epilepsy 101: Raising Awareness.

Jessica is also the director of education and member services for the American Neurological Association, the premier society for professionals in academic neurology and neuroscience.


Jessica has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Fordham University. She also brings more than 20 years experience in marketing and digital media to her work on epilepsy.

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