Assistant Professor in PM&R; Neuropsychologist, Carolina Headache Institute.
PhD: Clinical Psychology, Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA, 2002. American Psychological Association approved program. Specialization: Adult Neuropsychology
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Headache. Neurology Department. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, 08/2004- 08/2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology. Neurology Department. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, 08/2002-08/2004
- neuropsychological research pertaining to the following conditions/techniques:
- mild traumatic brain injury
- primary and secondary headache
- multiple sclerosis
- acquired brain injuries
- mindfulness meditation
- cognitive behavioral approaches
- relaxation training
Title: Mindfulness Training for Posttraumatic Headache Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study of Early Intervention with Treximet (Truly) Episodic Migraine
The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of Treximet in episodic migraine patients.
Award: Role: Co-PI
Title: Migraine-Related Neck Pain: A Marker for Suboptimal Treatment Response and Functional Impairment?
Funding Agency: GlaxoSmithKline
Calhoun A, Ford S, Fisher K. (under review). Prevalence of dizziness or vertigo in migraine. Headache.
Ford S, Calhoun A, Troung Y. (submitted). Neck pain on the day preceding migraine: Impact on treatment outcome. Headache.
Calhoun A, Ford S, Millen C, Finkel A, Nie Y. The prevalence of neck pain in migraine. Headache. 2010;50(8): 1273-1277.
Ford S, Isaacs KI, Finkel A. The prevalence of migraine in patients with inflammatory bowel disorders. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2009;43(5): 499.
Calhoun A, Ford S. Elimination of menstrual-related migraine beneficially impacts chronification and medication overuse. Headache. 2008;48(8): 1186-1194.
Recent Honors and Professional Memberships
2007-present Secretary, Behavioral Subcommittee, American Headache Society
2007 Chair, Behavioral Symposia, American Headache Society
2005-present Faculty Lecturer, American Headache Society
2005-present Journal Reviewer, Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
2005 American Headache Society Travel Award