About AMD

The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) is devoted to expanding the understanding of migraine disease. Migraine is a full-body condition with a broad spectrum of symptoms, AMD is focused on bridging the gap between many medical specialties in the management of this disease. The centerpiece of this effort is the Migraine Clinical Kit, a collection of resources to aid HCPs in caring for patients with migraine. Among other resources, this kit includes a thorough online course on diagnosing and treating migraine and an exam room poster. For patients, AMD shares the opinions of experts in its series of short podcasts, called Spotlight on Migraine. AMD also holds an annual in-person Migraine Symposium to explore new hot topics in migraine with the help of guests from various expertises. Knowing that migraine has yet to capture the support of the general public, AMD hosts Shades for Migraine, a playful, collaborative awareness campaign. Finally, AMD strives to connect and grow an integrated migraine research community through the Migraine Science Collaborative.

Executive Board

Frederick Godley, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Frederick Godley, MD

President & Founder

Michael Teixido, M.D.

Michael Teixido, MD

Vice President & Co-founder

Shivang G. Joshi, MD

Shivang Joshi, MD, RPh

 

Mark E. Mehle, MD

Mark E. Mehle, MD

 

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

 Secretary

Leigh Serth

Leigh Serth

Treasurer

Research Advisory Committee

KC Brennan, MD, PhD

KC Brennan, MD, PhD

University of Utah

Basic mechanisms of migraine and post-traumatic headache

Larry Charleston IV, MD, MSc

Larry Charleston IV, MD, MSc

University of Michigan

Headache Disorders

Paul Durham, PhD

Paul Durham, PhD

Missouri State University

Cellular and molecular mechanisms, epigenetics

Gregory Dussor, PhD

Gregory Dussor, PhD

University of Texas at Dallas

Pathological mechanisms and therapeutic targets for migraine headache.

Georgia Hodes, PhD

Georgia Hodes, PhD

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Sex differences in the peripheral and central immune system 

Amanda Jaimeson, PhD

Amanda Jaimeson, PhD

Brown University

Immunology

Felicia Jefferson, PhD

Felicia Jefferson, PhD

Fort Valley State University

Sleep science and minority research career development

Shivang G. Joshi, MD

Shivang Joshi, MD, MPH, RPh

DENT Neurologic Institute

Research Focus: Headache disorders

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Yale School of Medicine

Research Focus: Headache disorders

Dan Levy, PhD

Dan Levy, PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre & Harvard Medical School

Research Focus: Intracranial meninges and its trigeminal sensory innervation

Nasim Maleki, PhD

Nasim Maleki, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Focus: Sex-related contributions to migraine disease

Angela O'Neal, MD

Angela O'Neal, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Focus: Women’s neurology

Jelena Pavlović, MD, Ph

Jelena Pavlović, MD, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Focus: Hormonal regulation of migraine

Amynah Pradhan, PhD

Amynah Pradhan, PhD

University of Illinois

Research Focus: Translationally significant animal models of headache 

William Renthal, MD, PhD

William Renthal, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Research Focus: Human genetics related to migraine pathophysiology

Carl Saab, PhD

Carl Saab, PhD

Cleveland Clinic

Research Focus: Translational research in chronic pain

Stephen Silberstein, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHS

Stephen Silberstein, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHS

Thomas Jefferson University

Research Focus: Headache disorders

Gretchen Tietjen, MD

Gretchen Tietjen, MD

University of Toledo

Research Focus: Migraine, stroke, early life stress, vascular biology

Specialty Representative Advisory Board

  • Executive Director, European Migraine and Headache Alliance, Brussels
  • Special interests: advocate for European patients with headache disorders
  • Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PA, Minneapolis, MN
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Immunology, Headache and Critical Care
  • Research interests: principal investigator of studies in asthma, allergy, headache and migraine
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology; Director, USC Balance Center
  • USC Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication, Los Angeles, CA
  • Clinical interests: specializes in the assessment and management planning for patients experiencing dizziness, imbalance, and increased fall risk
  • Research interests: exploring vestibular disorders with an interest in fall risk assessment and prevention
  • Functional/Chiropractic Neurology
  • Imagine X Functional Neurology
  • Special Interests: Novel migraine and post-concussion treatment programs; Creator of 150-hour Post-Doctoral Program and author of a book, both titled ‘Mastering Migraine’
  • Director, Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM)
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University    
  • Special interests: sex & gender expert, educator and advocate; author of Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health—and What We Can Do About It;
  • TEDx talk, “Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women,”
  • Special Interests: Pediatric headache
  • Associate Dean for Medical Education
  • Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Science  
  • Office of Medical Education 
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Special Interests: medical school curriculum, particularly the inclusion of information about substance use disorder
  • Center for Neurointestinal Health
  • Division of Gastroenterology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Special interest: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
  • Professor Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Clinical interests: menopause and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, obesity-related reproductive dysfunction, osteoporosis , menstrual disturbances, fibroids and premenstrual dysphoric disorder and more. 
  • Research interest: role of vitamin D in reproduction
  • Gynecology and FPMRS
  • Steward Carney Hospital, Dorchester MA
  • Special interests: pelvic floor disorders, office procedures, and nerve blocks for migraine.
  • Professor and E Stewart Taylor Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
  • Special interests: Treatment of menopausal symptoms in women; measurement of reproductive hormones using state-of-the-art methodologies; role of obesity in female infertility, principal Investigator with the CONFIRM network, NIH-funded clinical trials networks devoted to the study of problems in human reproduction.
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • The John R. Graham Headache Center at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner, Boston, MA
  • Special interests: clinical care (cluster) and research; Associate Editor for the journal Headache, Board Member and Secretary for the Headache Cooperative of New England
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical interests: hormonal headaches and women's issues in neurology
  • Research interests: hormonal headaches and integrative therapies for headaches
  • Author of The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health
  • Chief, General Neurology, Director, Headache & Facial Pain Program Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Training
  • Yale University
  • President, Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA)
  • Clinical Interests: headache specialist and authority
  • Research Interests: ARMR registry, cannabinoid and psilocybin studies
  • Assistant Professor - Child Neurology and Nursing
  • Director, Pediatric Headache Center and Headache Medicine Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 
  • Special interests: pediatric headaches
  • Associate Professor; Director of Women's Neurology
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Research and clinical interests:women's neurology, care of pregnant women with neurological conditions, and epilepsy and migraine.
  • NYU Langone Medical Center, Director of Research
  • Research Interest: improving the diagnosis and treatment of people with migraines.
  • Associate Professor, Neurology
  • Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
  • Clinical Interests: chronic daily headaches, women in migraine, community outreach and education
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology 
  • Director, Vestibular & Neuro-Visual Disorders Clinic
  • Division of Headache Medicine 
  • Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, UTSouthwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX
  • Research interests include vestibular migraine, PPPD and MDDS
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH 
  • Special interests: leading authority in headache medicine
  • Professor, Laboratory of Neuropharmacology; Chair, Section of Oral Biology
  • School of Dentistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Research interests: mechanisms of chronic pain and alcohol addiction, including cannabinoid pharmacology
  • Assistant Professor
  • Spaulding Neuroimaging Lab
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Research interests: using sophisticated imaging technology to measure gender-related differences in emotional and pain processing, neuroinflammation and glial function, interactions between central and peripheral pain mechanisms, pain in psychiatric disease, and rehabilitation impact on neuropathic pain after spinal cord injuries.
  • Nurse Practitioner III
  • Division of General Otolaryngology
  • Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Department of Family Health Care Nursing
  • University of California San Francisco School of Nursing
  • Wright and Associates Family Healthcare, Amherst and Concord, NH
  • Owner - Partners in Healthcare Education, LLC
  • Special interests: education; independent practice and practice management
  • Editor for Practice Management, a new e-journal created for NPs; developed a number of video programs for the Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
  • Associate Professor
  • George Mason University
  • Research interests: expert in food composition and analysis, dietary assessment, and the role that diet plays on migraine, with exposures ranging from individual food chemicals to overall dietary patterns and mediated by effects of the microbiome. Interested in advancing personalized nutrition for migraine.
  • Associate Professor
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Clinical interest: rhinology, endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery
  • Research interest: clinical research in chronic rhinosinusitis and population health
  • Special interests: pediatrics
  • Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Harvard Medical School;
  • Chief, Vestibular Division
  • Mass. Eye & Ear
  • Mass. General Hospital
  • Clinical interest: founded the MEEI Vestibular Division that brings together otolaryngology and neurology experts
  • Research interest: disorders of hearing and balance, particularly Ménière’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness, and migraine.
 
  • Special Interests: Migraine
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical)
    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Wayne State University 
  • Special Interests: Diabetes and blood pressure

Associate Professor

Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology  

  • Department of Health Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark 
  • Research interests: role of hormones in migraine; biomarkers
  • My current and special interests in migraine from pharmacological points of view:
    •  Sex-specific pharmacotherapy for migraine
    •  Disease modifying agents for migraine
    • Biomarkers for treatment’s response in migraine
  • Research Associate, Department of Otolaryngology
  • University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
  • Batchelor's Children's Research Institute
  • Special interests: research and treatment of vestibular conditions; post-concussion outcomes
  • Associate Director of Psychology, Pediatric Headache Program
  • Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Special interests: Psychosocial risk and resilience factors in youth with chronic headaches
  • The Villages Health, The Villages, FL
  • Clinical interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy, migraine education
  • Special Interests: Pediatric Pain
  • Director of Clinical Education
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • School of Health Sciences
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 
  • Special interests: otolaryngology, emergency care
  • Professor, Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
  • Special Interest: nursing education
  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Associate Director, Carney Institute for Brain Science
  • Research interests: study of cortical processing using behavior, optogenetics, electrophysiology and imaging
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • The Miriam Hospital and Brown Alpert Medical School
  • Research Interest: two principal areas: (1) assessing and intervening on energy balance behaviors and related mechanisms in the context of bariatric surgery and obesity; and (2) assessment and treatment of behavioral risk factors and comorbidities among individuals who have migraine.
  • Basic Science Research
  • University of Padova; Padova Neuroscience Center (Italy)
  • Special interest: calcium channelopathy

 AMD Staff

Frederick Godley, M.D., F.A.C.S.

FREDERICK GODLEY, MD

President

Alicia Torborg

Alicia Torborg

Executive Director

Leigh Serth

Leigh Serth

Director of Operations

Melissa Calise

Melissa Calise

Director of Communications

Monica Mallampalli

Monica Mallampalli, PhD

Sr. Scientific Advisor

Donna Parks-Tamburro

DONNA PARKS-TAMBURRO

Office Manager

Molly O'Brien

Molly O'Brien

PR Coordinator

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Kylie Petrarca

Project Manager

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Rachel Stevenson

MSC Project Director

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Brandy Garcia

Community Outreach Liaison

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Sarah Baumann

Intern

Jim Carleton

Jim Carleton

Research Liaison

Cynthia Blair

Cynthia Blair

Creative Director

2021 Sponsors

The Association of Migraine Disorders is grateful for the support of its sponsors, but it does not endorse their products and services.

If you are interested in sponsoring an AMD program or initiative, please email [email protected]

RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

About The Carney Institute for Brain Science

The Carney Institute brings together more than 100 faculty members spanning life and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, humanities and medicine and fosters interdisciplinary research around three themes; fundamental discovery, brain health and neurotechnology.

Our Partnership

In 2014, the Association of Migraine Disorders sponsored a $100,000 multi-investigator pilot grant to support a migraine research project at Brown University. The project aligns with AMD’s overarching goal to further state-of-the-art research into the symptoms of migraine disease. This grant was the first step in a long term partnership with researchers at Brown.

AMD has worked closely with the team of Drs. Diane Lipscombe, Julie Kauer, Carl Saab, Chris Moore and Julie Roth to develop both a new animal model for testing migraine interventions and a post-doctoral position devoted to migraine research. There has been a recent seminar on migraine disorders and a student shadowing program.

About CHEER

The CHEER clinical research network’s mission is to become the national resource for practice-based clinical research in disorders of the ear, nose and throat; translate the latest evidence into practice efficiently and expeditiously; and ultimately improve patient care. CHEER is comprised of 24 private and academic sites around the country committed to practice-based research and improving outcomes.

Our partnership

AMD has funded a broad epidemiological study of head and neck migraine symptoms

About AAOHNS

Organized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the CORE program is a collaboration of several societies, foundations, and industry supporters focused on providing support for research in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Our partnership

AMD offers an annual $10,000 Otolaryngology resident grant for original migraine research.

ALLIED PARTNERS

About CHAMP

The Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP) provides support to people with headache, migraine and cluster diseases who are often stigmatized and under-served.

CHAMP brings together organizations and leaders in this disease area to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration to more effectively help people wherever they are on their patient journey.

CHAMP is identifying the unmet needs of those with headache, migraine and cluster diseases, and working to better support patients and their caregivers.

Our Partnership

AMD has been a CHAMP participant since the coalition's inception.  AMD has active roles in many CHAMP initiatives including its Stigma Committee, DiHAC Committee, Retreat Migraine and Migraine Awareness Month. CHAMP also collaborates with AMD for our Migraine Symposium and Shades for Migraine.

About Migraine Research Foundation

The MRF raises money to fund research to discover the causes, improve the treatments, and find a cure for migraine.

Our partnership

AMD funds an annual $50,000 Migraine Disorders Grant. MRF generously provides the solicitaion and review of applications as well as the managment of the grants.

About VEDA

VEDA is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide information and support to people suffering from inner-ear balance disorders

Our partnership

AMD and VEDA share overlapping missions and seek to share information that might help both ogranizations grow stronger.

About Migraine Strong

Migraine Strong provides on-line information, news and commentary in the field of health and wellness relating to the various treatment modalities available for migraine disease. Their website features information about migraine disease in a way that encourages our readers to find hope in a situation that often feels hopeless.

Our partnership

Migraine Strong has contributed guest articles to our blog. Migraine Strong is also a devoted partner of Shades for Migraine and has helped grow the campaign since 2018.

About US PAIN

The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is

 to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for people living with chronic conditions that cause pain. 
As a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.

Our partnership

US Pain is another devoted partner of the Shades for Migraine campaign. They have contributed great feedback into the resources provided by the campaign. In 2021, US Pain and AMD will begin to collaborate on their programs for underserved populations.

ABOUT GHLF

GHLF advocates for improved access to care at the community level, amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. Central to this advocacy are GHLF’s successes educating about the importance of diagnosis, early and innovative medical intervention, long-term lifestyle improvement with the goal of improved outcomes.

OUR PARTNERSHIP

AMD and GHLF frequently cross-promote one another's resources in an effort to reach a broader audience. GHLF is also a valued partner of the Shades for Migraine campaign.