Why 2020 Is the Time to Feel Better

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Key Questions
  • How many people with migraine speak to a health professional?
  • Why are so few people with migraine disease working with a health professional?
  • When was migraine first described and what were some early treatments?
  • What are the options for migraine treatment?
  • What is a migraine treatment map?
  • What factors can we control?
  • What role is there for lifestyle management and education, and what are some examples?
  • What are behavioral therapies for migraine?
  • What emerging therapies are there in the behavioral treatment field?
  • Which pharmaceutical treatments are commonly used?
  • What are interventional approaches to migraine?
  • What is neuromodulation, and what options are available?
  • What is integrative medicine?
  • What are some examples of complementary therapies?
  • If you’ve given up, where do you find the motivation to keep trying?
  • What does self-care really mean?
Interview Notes

Dawn Buse, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Dawn C. Buse is a professor in the Department of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and an assistant professor in the Clinical Health Psychology Doctoral Program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She is a clinical psychologist and a fellow of the American Headache Society and was previously Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Montefiore Headache Center in New York. Dr. Buse is a co-investigator on the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CAMEO) Study and the International Burden of Migraine (IBMS) Study. She is on the American Headache Society Board of Directors and the American Academy of Neurology Digital Strategy Subcommittee.

Dr. Buse has co-authored 76 peer-reviewed scientific journals, 54 review articles and book chapters and 343 scientific abstracts. Her manuscripts have won the American Headache Society’s “Wolff Award” twice, the Italian Society for the Study of Headache’s “Enrico Greppi Award” twice, the British Medical Journal’s “Patient’s Choice Award”, and the 2015 “HeadacheReader’s Choice” Award. In 2009 she won the National Headache Foundation, “Partners in Excellence” Award and in 2016 she won the American Headache Society “Seymour Solomon” Award. Dr. Buse is the psychological and behavioral section editor for Current Pain and Headache Reports and she serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Headache and Pain,Pain Management News, and Pain Pathways Magazine.

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