Dr. Christine m Bower-Baca is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This position also provides a joint appointment at West Los Angeles Veteran's Administration, which has obtained funding to develop and implement Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. She will continue to work on long-term outcomes and their potential barriers to coordinated care for patients with epilepsy. She is particularly interested in developing models of coordinated care in vulnerable groups such as persons with no insurance, language barriers, race/ethnic minorities, and children. Additionally, Dr. Bower Baca is exploring new research projects related to post-traumatic epilepsy in returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.