At UCB, everything we do starts with a simple question: "How can we create more value for people living with severe diseases?" In epilepsy care, this is especially imperative as we continue to work on addressing key unmet needs in epilepsy, notably drug-resistant epilepsy and disease modification.

We also understand the health disparities among those living with epilepsy and are committed to making sure every epilepsy patient and caregiver is equipped with the knowledge they need to live optimally.

Patient Science Solution

UCB’s 7 Core Values

Passion for performance

People with severe diseases inspire us to make a meaningful difference to as many lives as possible


People living with severe diseases rely on us to develop new creative solutions that will have a positive impact on their lives


Holding ourselves and each other accountable delivers superior and sustainable value to patients


Entrepreneurs think big and constantly focus on creating superior customer value


Overarching principle by which we operate, engage, and interact with customers and other stakeholders, as well as one another

Embracing differences

Diversity of thoughts and an inclusive approach are cornerstones of success


Caring for people with severe diseases, customers, and colleagues is at the heart of what we do and makes us better

UCB’s Principles

There are 4 principles that serve as the basis of everything we do. They focus on better understanding not only our patients, but the ecosystem of care that impacts and touches them. We are focused on translating these principles into specific actions, behaviors, and decisions every day—with the intent of creating even greater value for patients. It’s likely that the principles your organizations hold are similar and likewise are pushing you to evolve based upon the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

Click on 1 of our 4 core principles below to see what drives us.

Helpfulness & Generosity From Noise to Signal Space With Consistency From Task to Value
Creating Value for Patients

UCB’s Vision

Navigating the Epilepsy Ecosystem on behalf of the patient population to discover, synthesize, and share compelling evidence for improved outcomes. Those who suffer from epilepsy are in great need of improved care. That need serves as the foundation of our epilepsy team’s vision of removing healthcare barriers, reducing societal challenges, and identifying population health gaps for those with epilepsy.

To achieve our vision we
focus on 3 strategic drivers:

We foresee a vision for 2030 where epilepsy patients are treated by a diverse core of medicine-based solutions, each well fit through the use of predictive analytics and biomarkers and each augmented through technologies and services to drive better outcomes.

Unlock the Match

Ensuring that patients are aligned with the best solutions to reduce or eliminate the impact of epilepsy on their lives

Partner for Ideal

Engaging with patients to support them in reaching their ideal and to augment the impact of our medicines

Bridge the Gaps

Raising the standard of care through new solutions for those left behind by the current medicines and improving access to proven solutions for all.

UCB’s strategic initiatives anchor to our strategy of creating greater value for patients

Our Mission for Population Health

The mission of UCB’s Population Health Team is to champion health equity and quality care for everyone in the epilepsy community. How do we create better value for people living with epilepsy through population health?3






Voices in the conversation

We listen to the voices in the epilepsy patient journey and then connect in order to identify customized solutions to enhance the outcomes.

What’s Happening Now

The UCB Population Health Team is always working towards developing projects and nurturing collaborations that create value for those with epilepsy. Check out our latest population health projects to see how we are supporting equal epilepsy care for all epilepsy patients.

Our published projects:

The influence of social determinants of health on epilepsy treatment delays in an Arizona Medicaid population

Epilepsy & Behavior

Community pharmacists’ role in caring for people living with epilepsy: A scoping review

Epilepsy & Behavior

Using Design Thinking to Reimagine the Community Pharmacist's Role in Epilepsy Care

American Epilepsy Society

Stakeholder perceptions of community pharmacist population health management of people living with epilepsy

Epilepsy & Behavior

The Role of Social Determinants in Epilepsy Treatment Gaps and Health Outcomes for Arizonans on Medicaid

American Epilepsy Society

Hispanic CARE (Cultural Attitudes Regarding Epilepsy): Health Care Stakeholder Perspectives

American Epilepsy Society

Hispanic CARE (Cultural Attitudes Regarding Epilepsy): Patient, Caregiver, and Community Perspectives

American Epilepsy Society

Evaluation of emergency department-based seizure and epilepsy education: Exploring the need for early epilepsy self-management intervention

Epilepsy & Behavior

Social determinants of epilepsy: Understanding the treatment delays

American Public Health Association

Our latest projects and collaborations:

Projects & Collaborations
Inspiration for future activities

Additional Projects & Connections

  • Identifying Untreated Epilepsy
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Survey Project for Nursing Homes
    University of Minnesota
  • Seizure Cluster Prescribing Patterns
    Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO), Ascension/St. Mary’s Milwaukee
  • Hispanic CARE: Cultural Attitudes Regarding Epilepsy
    UCB Internal Qualitative Research
  • Florida Community Roundtable
    Florida epilepsy advocacy organizations
  • Epilepsy Equity in African-Americans: Health Disparities Research
    University of Kentucky
  • Ask the Experts - Patient & Caregiver Education
    Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Reduction of Seizures (ROSES)
    Yale University
  • Telehealth in Epilepsy
    Rush University

Here’s a word from UCB’s Head of Global Epilepsy, Mike Davis, about our commitment to improving epilepsy patient care.

“Our proximity to patients and legitimacy within neurology has allowed us to partner better with patients as we test and iterate, helping create services to improve their care journey.”

Here’s a word from Dr. Swapna Reddy, Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions, about closing the epilepsy treatment gap.

  1. Data on file. UCB Strategic Partnership Deck. 2018: Slides 1-32.
  2. Data on file. UCB Gaps in Care. 2020: Slides 1-17.
  3. Data on file. UCB Population Health Patient Value Platform. 2021. Slide 1-46.