Our Core Beliefs

  • Migraine is more than just a headache; it is a major disabling neurological disease

  • Public funding for migraine research is disproportionate

  • Research and awareness are the answers.

  • We must reduce the stigma of migraine

  • We must promote better and earlier diagnosis and treatment

  • We must minimize the barriers to expert care and innovative disease-specific treatments

The American Migraine Foundation Team

David W. Dodick, FRCP (C), FACP, FAHS

  • Mayo Clinic, Arizona
  • Professor of Neurology

Nim Lalvani, MPH

  • American Migraine Foundation
  • Executive Director

Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS

  • University of Utah
  • Director, Headache Clinic

Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS

  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Director, Division of Headache

Board of Directors

Debbie Bohnett

Debbie Bohnett

  • Private Health Management, EVP
  • Patient Advocate

Andrew C. Charles

  • MD, FAHS
  • UCLA

Paula Dumas

  • Migraine Again - CEO and Managing Editor
  • Patient Advocate

Peter J. Goadsby

  • MD, PhD, FAHS
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Headache Group

Deborah Hensheid Lorenz

  • Patient Advocate

Rachel Irwin Koh

  • Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business
  • Patient Advocate
Kimberly Partain McNamara

Kimberly Partain McNamara

  • M.S.
  • Patient Advocate
Dr. Allan Purdy

R. Allan Purdy

  • MD, FAHS
  • Dalhousie University
  • Professor, Department of Medicine

Todd Schwedt

  • MD, FAHS
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Professor of Neurology

Ken Shubin Stein

  • MD, MPH, MS, CPH, CFA
  • Spencer Capital - Chairman and CEO
  • Patient Advocate

Jon Summer

  • Patient Advocate

Stewart Tepper

  • MD, FAHS
  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Richard Wastcoat

Richard Wastcoat

  • Patient Advocate

Our Partners

The American Migraine Foundation is proud to partner with the following organizations:

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ARMR is a database containing information about patients diagnosed with migraine and other headache disorders—including their age, gender, headache type and characteristics, severity and frequency of attacks, treatment history, family history, and other medical information including physical samples (known as a biorepository) from each patient for genetic analysis. ARMR is a valuable tool to advance research to help scientists understand the causes of migraine and other headache disorders and move closer to finding safer, more effective treatments to eventually find a cure.