The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy
is comprised of nonprofit organizations who
are vitally concerned about the health of patients with headache
disorders including migraine disease, cluster headaches, chronic
daily headache, new daily persistent headache, tension-type
headaches. All headache disorders.
The AHDA is dedicated to advocacy
efforts that can result in better treatment for all headache
Board of Directors
- Roger Cady, MD - NHF and
- Michael John Coleman -
- Robert Cowan, MD - HCOP
- Eileen Jones, RN - MFM
- Brian Kennedy - AfPA
- Brad Klein, MD, MBA - AAN, and
- Derek Brandt - AAN
- Bray Patrick-Lake - PFORF
- Teri Robert
- Robert Shapiro, MD, PhD,
represents HCNE, AHS, NHF, AAN
- Gretchen Tietjen, MD - OHA,
- Bob Wold - Clusterbusters
- William Young, MD - AHS, AAN
The current executive committee of the
AHDA is comprised of:
- Robert Shapiro, MD, PhD;
- William Young, MD;
- Brad Klein, MD, MBA;
Robert; Washington, West Virginia
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Todd J. Schwedt, MD, MSCI, and Robert E. Shapiro,
MD, PhD, wrote "Funding of Research on Headache Disorders by the
National Institutes of Health." This article was published in
Headache. Download a copy
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- Headache disorders cause more
than 1 percent of all disability and 9 percent of all lost labor
in the US every year.
alone is the 12th most disabling disorder in the
Headache disorders are the
most prevalent neurological disorders, affecting more than
90% of all Americans.
The US annual direct and
indirect economic costs of headache disorders exceed $31
The NIH expended less than $10
million in 2006 towards all research on headache disorders,
comprising less than 0.05 percent of its total budget.
For more headache and
Migraine facts, see our
Headache Disorders Fact Sheet.