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
  • 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

Barry Baumel

  • MD
  • Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Member

Andrew C. Charles

  • MD, FAHS
  • UCLA

Peter J. Goadsby

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

Paula Dumas

  • Migraine Again
  • CEO and Managing Editor

Rachel Irwin Koh

  • Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business
  • Patient Advocate

Deborah Hensheid Lorenz

  • Patient Advocate

Linda McGillicuddy

  • American Headache Society
  • Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Allan Purdy

R. Allan Purdy

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

Ken Shubin Stein

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

Jon Summer

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.