Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What is the Connection Between Migraine and Obesity?

We interviewed B. Lee Peterlin, DO, to find out what the connection is between obesity and migraine. Dr. Peterlin was a Keynote Speaker at our 26th Annual Meeting: No Life Limited By Pain 2015.

B. Lee Peterlin, DO, is the director of Johns Hopkins Headache Research and is an associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. As a researcher, Dr. Peterlin has focused on advancing understanding of the mechanisms underlying migraine and the identification of potential novel migraine biomarkers and drug targets. She has lectured at many national and international medical conferences, published more than 65 articles in the scientific literature, authored several book chapters, co-edited a handbook for primary care physicians on migraine, serves as an associate editor for Headache and BMC Neurology, and is a member of the editorial board of Neurology. Dr. Peterlin is an active member of the American Headache Society (AHS), the International Headache Society, and the National Headache Foundation (NHF). In 2009, Dr. Peterlin was awarded the NHF lectureship for her work on the relationship between migraine and obesity, and in 2013 she was named one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors in Baltimore Magazine.

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