The Headache Center was designed to develop and expand research into childhood headache disorders by examining new treatment options, improving characterization of childhood headache and response patterns, and understanding the genetic pathophysiology of childhood headaches.

We conduct research to improve outcomes and enhance treatment for patients. Current and past projects include:

  • Characterization of headache disorders in children and adolescents
  • Characterization and treatment of chronic daily headaches and chronic migraines in children
  • Determination of the disability due to headaches and migraines in children and adolescents
  • Development of a migraine disability tool for children and adolescents
  • Study of PedMIDAS, a tool  to assess the impact of migraines on children’s day-to-day activities
  • Review of the impact on the quality of life in children with recurrent headaches
  • Study of the effectiveness of multiple pharmaceuticals in preventing and aborting migraine headaches
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of multidisciplinary treatment
  • One-, two- and five-year follow-up assessment of Headache Center effectiveness
  • Investigation of the underlying pathophysiology of migraines in children and adolescents
  • Analysis of genetic effects of migraines in children
  • Evaluation of emergency department and inpatient management
  • Comparative effectiveness studies in treatment of migraine
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of chronic migraine
  • Development of new tools, including electronic tools, and novel treatment paradigms