Dawn Buse, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Paul Fronstin, Employee Benefit Research Institute
Laurie Garner, PA-C, PhD, Woodford Family Physicians
Kelly Gavigan, MPH, Global Healthy Living Foundation
Brian Gifford, PhD, Integrated Benefits Institute
Toni M. Guglielmo, patient
Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH, Employers Health
Emily Kandel, parent of patient
Lauren Neves, JD, PhRMA
Jelena Pavlovic, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kembre Roberts, Southwest Airlines
Jaime Sanders, patient
Donna Shaw, patient
Karen T. Smith, patient
Amaal Starling, MD, Mayo Clinic
Christine Utley, DNP, RN, University of Toledo
Sara van Geertruyden, Partnership to Improve Patient Care
William B. Young, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
Rebecca Nebel, PhD
SWHR Director of Scientific Programs
Network members will provide thought leadership about migraine in the U.S. health care system, including:
- Identifying approaches for engaging, educating, and empowering patients, health care professionals, and health care decision-makers about the costs and burden of migraine
- Developing strategies and tools for implementing these approaches to inform and impact value driven health care decision-making
- Building a plan for reaching and mobilizing a broad community with an organized voice for advancing this work
Migraine is a chronic debilitating, painful disease affecting more than 47 million Americans — 14% of the population — and is the second leading cause of global burden of disability. Migraine is three times more common in women than men and places significant burden on women, their families, and society as a whole.
- Migraine affects women differently than men.
- Women are more likely than men to experience longer and more intense migraines, more symptoms such as nausea and visual aura, and higher levels of disability.
- Women account for 80 percent of an estimated $78 billion in direct and indirect costs associated with migraine in the United States
SWHR convened interdisciplinary thought leaders at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health for a panel discussion that included patients, practitioners, and the employer perspective.
SWHR President and CEO Amy M. Miller writes about recent innovations in migraine as great examples of where scientific research needs to go.
SWHR has sole authority over the scope and content of this program. Sponsorship of this network does not imply agreement with any content and/or comments presented by the members during network proceedings.