Members' Choice Award for the Best "Headache" Article

Each year, the Headache® Journal Editorial Board invites the members of the American Headache Society to vote for one standout piece published in the journal from the previous year. The nominated articles are selected by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Amy Gelfand, MD, FAHS, and represent the most impactful work published over the previous 12 months.

Voting is open during the month of March, and all selected papers will be made freely available during the voting period.

The selected paper will be announced in the July-August issue of Headache and at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The authors of the winning paper will be notified ahead of time and asked to contribute an editorial discussing their work.

Candidates for the best article published in Headache® in 2023 are as follows:

1. Aura phenomena do not initiate migraine attacks—Findings from neuroimaging
(Jan Mehnert, Laura Fischer-Schulte, Arne May MD, PhD)

2. Wildfire smoke exposure and emergency department visits for headache: A case-crossover analysis in California, 2006–2020
(Holly Elser MD, PhD, Sebastian T. Rowland PhD, Maksym S. Marek MD, MS, Mathew V. Kiang ScD, Brittany Shea MA, Vivian Do MPH, Tarik Benmarhnia PhD, Andrea L. C. Schneider MD, PhD, Joan A. Casey PhD)

3. Remote electrical neuromodulation for migraine prevention: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial
(Stewart J. Tepper MD, Liron Rabany PhD, Robert P. Cowan MD, Timothy R. Smith MD, RPh, Brian M. Grosberg MD, Bradley D. Torphy MD, Dagan Harris PhD, Maya Vizel MSc, Alon Ironi MSEE, Alit Stark-Inbar PhD, Andrew M. Blumenfeld MD)

4. Randomized controlled pilot trial of prazosin for prophylaxis of posttraumatic headaches in active-duty service members and veterans
(Cindy L. Mayer DO, Paul J. Savage MD, Conner K. Engle BS, Soleil S. Groh MA, Jane B. Shofer MS, Ameryth M. Hargrove BA, Tammy J. Williams LCSW, Eileen L. Poupore DNP, Kimberly L. Hart MPAS, PA-C, Ronald G. Riechers II MD, Robert L. Ruff MD, Elaine R. Peskind MD, Murray A. Raskind MD)

5. Management and outcomes of persistent headache after accidental dural puncture in the obstetric population: A 9-year prospective audit
(G. Niraj MD, Peter Critchley MD)

The voting period has now passed. The recipient will be announced during the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting. Thank you for your participation!

Past Recipients

2023 – The unique role of stigma in migraine-related disability and quality of life
(Elizabeth K. Seng PhDRobert E. Shapiro MD, PhDDawn C. Buse PhDMatthew S. Robbins MDRichard B. Lipton MDAmanda Parker PhD)

2022Management of primary headaches during pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding: A systematic review (Ian J. Saldanha MBBS, MPH, PhD, Wangnan Cao PhD, Monika Reddy Bhuma BDS, MPH, Kristin J. Konnyu PhD, Gaelen P. Adam MLIS, MPH, Shivani Mehta BA, Andrew R. Zullo PharmD, PhD, Kenneth K. Chen MD, Julie L. Roth MD, Ethan M. Balk MD, MPH)

2021Alterations in Brain Function After Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Migraine in Children and Adolescents (Hadas Nahman-Averbuch PhD, Victor J. Schneider II BSc, Leigh Ann Chamberlin RD, Med, Ashley M. Kroon Van Diest PhD, James L. Peugh PhD, Gregory R. Lee PhD, Rupa Radhakrishnan MD, MS, Andrew D. Hershey MD, PhD, FAHS, Christopher D. King PhD, Robert C. Coghill PhD, Scott W. Powers PhD, ABPP, FAHS)

2020Eleven Things Not to Say to Your Female Colleagues (Clarimar Borrero-Mejias; Amaal J. Starling; Rebecca Burch; Elizabeth Loder)

2019Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: 10 Myths and Misperceptions (Peter G. Kranz, Linda Gray, Timothy J. Amrhein)

Migraine Progression: A Systematic Review (Dawn C. Buse, Jacob D. Greisman, Khosrow Baigi and Richard B. Lipton)

2018Headache in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Findings From the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (Deborah I Friedman, Peter A. Quiros, Prem S. Subramanian, Luis J. Mejico, Shan Gao, Michael McDermott, Michael Wall)

2017 – Functional Neuroimaging in Migraine: Chances and Challenges (Laura H. Schulte and Arne May)

The Role of Melatonin in the Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders (Amy Gelfand and Peter J. Goadsby)

2016 – Adding Additional Acute Medications to a Triptan Regiment for Migraine and Observed Changes in Headache-Related Disability: Results From the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study (Dawn Buse, Daniel Serrano, Michael Reed, Shashi h. Kori, Cedric M Cunanan, Aubrey Manack Adams and Richard B. Lipton)

2015 – Trigger Point Injections for Headache Disorders: Expert Consensus Methodology and Narrative Review (Matthew S. Robbins, Deena Kuruvilla, Andrew Blumenfeld, Larry Charleston IV, Michael Sorrell, Carrie E. Robertson, Brian M. Grosberg, Steven D. Bender, Uri Napchan and Avi Ashkenazi)