Dr. Janelle Wagner

Dr. Janelle Wagner is a pediatric psychologist, holding the rank of Research Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and serving as a research faculty member in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Her program of research includes behavioral health assessment and intervention in youth with pediatric epilepsy. 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 and joined the faculty at MUSC in 2005.

Dr. Wagner has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Epilepsy Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society, the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation, and the Henkin Family Foundation. She received the William R. Turk Research Award in Pediatric Epilepsy (2007) and has been awarded fellow status in the American Epilepsy Society (2019). Dr. Wagner has over 100 peer reviewed publications and serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Epilepsia, and Epilepsy & Behavior.

In addition to her scholarship in pediatric epilepsy behavioral health, Dr. Wagner has held/holds leadership positions within the local, national, and international epilepsy professional communities, including South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and International League Against Epilepsy. Her service to the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC) includes: creator, previous co-chair, and current member and mentor of the Behavioral Health special interest group (SIG); current member and mentor of the Health Equity SIG; and current member of the Value SIG.

Dr. Wagner enjoys spending her personal time traveling, watching her boys play soccer, practicing yoga, and participating in a book club.