Our Boards

Executive Board

The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) is led by an executive board of dedicated physicians who are passionate about migraine, patient care, physician education, and research. They come from a variety of specialty areas, including otolaryngology, neurology, and neurotology. Learn more about our board members below.

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

Rick Godley, MD


Michael Teixido, M.D.

Michael Teixido, MD

Vice President

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Deena Kuruvilla, MD


Leigh Serth

Leigh Serth


Shivang G. Joshi, MD

Shivang Joshi, MD, RPh

Mark E. Mehle, MD

Mark E. Mehle, MD

Registry (1)

Jennifer Robblee, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC


Abigail Chua, DO


One of the Association of Migraine Disorders’ goals is to expand clinician education and engagement to enable more advanced practice providers to diagnose and treat migraine. To help accomplish this goal, we created an Advanced Practice Provider Education Committee (APPEC). The committee helps to identify gaps in care, best practices to reach other advanced providers and ideas for educational materials that are needed to properly diagnose and treat migraine.

APPEC photos

Andrea D. Murphy, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, NEA-BC, AQH

APPEC photos (8)

Carla Hirsch, MMS, PMH, PA-C

APPEC photos (1)

Deanna Duggan, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS

APPEC photos (7)

Natalia Zorrilla PNP, MSN

APPEC photos (1)

Brandy Hughes DNP, APRN, FNP-C, AQH

APPEC photos (2)

Caroline Stowe, DNP, FNP-BC, AQH

APPEC photos (5)

Laura Xanders, RN, BSN, FNP-BC

APPEC photos

Lindsey Plato-Johnson DNP, FNP-BC, AQH

APPEC photos (4)

Vera Gibb, DPN, APRN, FNP-C, AQH

APPEC photos (9)

Mary Herne, FNP-C

APPEC photos (10)

Natalia Danelich, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C


Alicia Duyvejonck, DNP, AGNP, NP-C, AQH

APPEC photos (6)

Laurel Short, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, AQH

If you are interested in joining the Advanced Practice Provider Education Committee, please email kylie@migrainedisorders.org

Specialty Representative Advisory Board

The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) is focused on bridging the gap between many medical specialties in the management of migraine disease. To help bridge those gaps, AMD looks to its Specialty Representative Advisory Board which includes clinicians from a wide range of specialties. The goal of this board is to grow and strengthen migraine care across specialties.

  • 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
  • Resident physician in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Medical Education at Dundee University.
  • Interests include chronic pain management and headache disorders.
  • Further research interests include competency-based medical education, quality improvement, and patient safety.
  • 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
  • Associate Director, PA Program, Professor of Practice
  • Assumption University
  • 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