American Registry for Migraine Research

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What is ARMR?

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.

Why was the Registry created?

Migraine affects over 36 million people in the United States and causes substantial individual and societal burden. Although progress has been made in characterizing many primary headache disorders, large-scale, lengthy studies are required to better understand their causes and effect and develop new treatments that will eventually lead to a cure.

What are the goals of the Registry?

ARMR is a large-scale, publicly accessible migraine and related disorders registry and repository containing clinical and biologic data.

Establishing and utilizing large, longitudinal, publicly accessible headache registry will transform headache research. ARMR will help facilitate collaborations among physicians and institutions, pooling physical and intellectual resources from national and international experts.

Who is coordinating the Registry?

David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP, FACP, FAHS
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Todd J. Schwedt, MD, MSCI, FAHS
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Participating Centers

ARMR is currently enrolling patients at:

  • The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in Houston, TX
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH
  • University of Denver in Denver, CO
  • Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA


The American Migraine Foundation is funded through the generous support of corporations, foundations and individuals who have been impacted by migraine and recognize that this registry is fundamentally important to advancing research and improving the lives of those impacted by this disabling disease.

Corporate Sponsorship Options

Contact for Corporate Sponsorship Options

Individual Support Options

Review the support options and donate online.

Corporate Registry Roundtable Members