Paula and Carl

Paula Dumas & Carl Cincinnato

Migraine World Summit

Paula K. Dumas is a lifelong migraine warrior, Founder and Managing Editor of After juggling a demanding career with CNN, Apple and Disney, she shifted gears to devote herself to family, faith and health advocacy. To advocate for people with migraine, Paula serves on the Board of the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP), the International Headache Society Global Patient Advocacy Committee, and was nominated for a WEGO Health Advocate award. She’s spoken at the International Headache Academy and the first Migraine World Summit, as well as Research America’s Annual National Health Forum. She’s presented her research at the American Academy of Neurology conference, one of two academic research studies she co-authored (CaMEO and My Migraine Voice). Together, these research studies measure the impact that migraine has upon people’s lives, relationships, work and finances in over 31 countries.

Carl resigned from a promising career after working at Unilever and Johnson & Johnson due to chronic migraine. Today he works with several charities, foundations, and organizations, including Migraine & Headache Australia and the Brain Foundation. He serves on the steering committee of the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP), and the Global Patient Advocacy Coalition. He is a member of the International Headache Society and is a public and passionate patient advocate for migraine. He has spoken nationally and internationally about migraine and the need to increase research funding, reduce stigma, increase patient support and education.