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Dawn C. Buse, Ph.D.

Dr. Dawn C. Buse

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

 

Professional Interests

Dawn C. Buse, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Assistant Professor in the Clinical Health Psychology Doctoral Program of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University.  She is a fellow of the American Headache Society.  She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Montefiore Headache Center, in New York, NY.

After earning a master’s degree and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Utah, Dr. Buse completed an internship in medical psychology in the Boston VA Medical System and Harvard Medical School and 3 years of postdoctoral fellowships in adult and pediatric headache and pain management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Buse conducts research on headache and pain and is involved in the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) study, a large, longitudinal US population-based study, among other projects.  She has published widely and lectured nationally on behavioral treatments for headache and pain, the burden of migraine, and managing comorbidities including depression, anxiety, abuse, and cardiovascular risk.  She has coauthored more than 100 publications in scientific journals and books and presented more than 220 scientific abstracts.  She and her colleagues have won the American Headache Society “Wolff Award” and the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches “Enrico Greppi Award” for their research on migraine.  She has delivered more than 80 invited lectures internationally, nationally and locally at scientific meetings, in continuing medical education, at grand rounds, to medical students, graduate student, residents and attending physicians.

At the Montefiore Headache Center, Dr. Buse provides clinical care, including assessment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and biofeedback and relaxation training including guided visual imagery.  She also shares relaxation techniques free of charge on dawnbuse.com.

Dr. Buse mentors graduate students in the Ferkauf Doctoral Health Psychology program.  She also serves as a consultant and reviewer for several journals and is on the advisory board of the Journal of Headache and Pain.  She serves on the American Headache Society’s Scientific Committee, Electronic Media Committee, the American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) and the “Occupational Burden of Headache-Outcome Measures for Headache” working group of the World Health Organization “Lifting the Burden” campaign.  In 2009 she received the “National Headache Foundation, Partners in Excellence Award” for her efforts on behalf of headache sufferers including research, teaching, and patient outreach.

 

Selected Publications

Lipton, R.B., Buse, D.C., Hall, C.B., Tennen, H., DeFreitas, T.A., Borkowski, T.M., Grosberg, B.M., Haut, S.R. Reduction in Perceived Stress as a Migraine Trigger: Testing the “Let-down Headache” Hypothesis, Neurology 2014 in press.

Lipton, R.B./ Serrano, D., Pavlovic, J.M., Manack, A.N., Turkel, C.C., Reed, M.L., Buse, D.C.Improving the classification of migraine subtypes: An empirical approach based on latent class analysis. Headache 2014, in press.

Serrano S, Manack, AN, Reed ML, Buse DC, Varon SF, Lipton RB. Cost and Predictors of Lost Productive Time in Chronic Migraine and Episodic Migraine: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study. Value in Health 16(1):31-8, 2013.

Lipton RB, Serrano D, Holland S, Fanning KM, Reed ML, Buse DC. Barriers to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Migraine: Effects of Sex, Income and Headache Features. Headache 53(1):81-92, 2013.

Lipton, R.B., Buse, D.C., Saiers, J., Fanning, K.M., Serrano, D., Reed, M.L. Frequency and Burden of Headache-Related Nausea: Results from the AMPP Study. Headache 53(1):93-103, 2013.

Westergaard, M.L.S., Steiner, T.J., MacGregor, E.A., Antonaci F., Tassorelli C., Buse, D.C., Lipton, R.B., Jensen, R.H. The Headache Under-Response to Treatment (HURT) Questionnaire: Assessment of utility in headache specialist care. Cephalalgia Mar;33(4):245-55, 2013.

Blumenfeld A.M., Bloudek L.M., Becker W.J., Buse D.C., Varon S.F., Maglinte G.A., Wilcox T.K., Kawata A.K., Lipton R.B. Patterns of Use and Reasons for Discontinuation of Prophylactic Medications for Episodic Migraine and Chronic Migraine: Results From the Second International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS-II). Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain 53(4), 644–655, 2013.

Lipton, R. B., Buse, D.C., Saiers, J., Serrano, D., Reed, M.L.  Healthcare Resource Utilization and Direct Costs Associated with Frequent Nausea in Episodic Migraine: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study.  Journal of Medical Economics 16(4),490-499, 2013.

Holland, S., Fanning, K.M., Serrano, D., Buse, D.C., Reed, M.L., Lipton, R.B.  Rates and Reasons for Discontinuation of Triptans and Opioids Episodic Migraine: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 326, 1–2(15):10–17, 2013.

Lipton, R.B., Buse, D.C., Serrano, D., Holland, S., Reed, M.L. Examination of Unmet Treatment Needs among Persons with Episodic Migraine: Results of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study. Headache 53(8):1300-11, 2013.

Serrano D, Buse DC, Kori SH, Papapetropoulos S, Cunanan CM, Manack AN, Reed ML, Lipton RB. Effects of Switching Acute Treatment on Disability in Migraine Patients Using Triptans. Headache 53(9):1415-29, 2013.

Buse, D.C., Silberstein, S.D., Manack, A.N., Papapetropoulos, S., Lipton R.B. Psychiatric comorbidities of episodic and chronic migraine. Journal of Neurology 260(8)8: 960-1969, 2013.

Buse DC, Loder EW, Gorman JA, Stewart WF, Reed ML, Fanning KM, Serrano, D, Lipton RB. Sex Differences in Prevalence, Symptoms, and other Features of Migraine, Probable Migraine and Other Severe Headache: Results of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Headache 53(8):1278-99, 2013.

Al Jumah M, Al Khathaami A, Tamim H, Al Owayed A, Kojan S, Jawhary A, Lipton R, Buse D, Jensen R, Steiner T. HURT (Headache Under-Response to Treatment) Questionnaire in the management of primary headache disorders. Reliability, validity and clinical utility of the Arabic version. The Journal of Headache and Pain 14:16, 2013.

Hough S, Stone MT, Buse DC. Dating and Relationship Psychoeducational Group for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction: A Historical Account of an Initial Clinical Course. Sexuality and Disability 31(4):337-359, 2013.

Sanderson, J.C., Devine, E.B., Lipton, R. B., Bloudek, L.M., Varon, S.F., Blumenfeld, A.M., Goadsby, P.J., Buse, D.C., Sullivan, S.D. Headache-related health resource utilisation in chronic and episodic migraine across six countries. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2013 Dec;84(12):1309-17.

Lipton, R.B., Serrano, D., Nicholson, R.A., Buse, D.C., Runken, M.C., Reed, M.L. Impact of NSAID and Triptan Use on Developing Chronic Migraine: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study. Headache 2013 Nov-Dec;53(10):1548-63.

Martin, V.T., Fanning, K.M., Serrano, D. Buse, D.C., Reed, M.L., Bernstein, J.A., Lipton, R.B. Chronic Rhinitis and its Association with Headache Frequency and Disability in Persons with Migraine: Results of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, Cephalalgia Nov 25, 2013.

Buse, D.C., Manack, A.N., Serrano, D., Varon, S.F., Turkel, C.C., Reed M.L., Lipton RB. Headache-Impact of Chronic and Episodic Migraine: Results from the AMPP Study. Headache 52(1), 3-17, 2012.

Buse, D.C., Pearlman, S.H., Reed, M.L., Serrano, D., Ng-Mak, D.S., Lipton, R.B. Opioid Use and Dependence among Persons with Migraine: Results of the AMPP Study. Headache 52(1), 18-36, 2012.

Chu, M.K., Buse, D.C., Bigal, M.E., Serrano, D., Lipton, R.B. Factors associated with triptan use in episodic migraine: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study (AMPP). Headache 52(2), 213-223, 2012.

Robbins, MS, Bronheim, R, Lipton, RB, Grosberg, BM, Vollbracht, S, Sheftell, FD, Buse DC. Depression and anxiety in episodic and chronic cluster headache: a clinic-based, cross-sectional study.  Headache 52(4), 600-611, 2012.

Bloudek, LM, Stokes, M., Buse, D.C., Wilcox, T.K, Lipton, R.B., Goadsby, P.J., Varon, S.F, Blumenfeld, A.M., Katsarava, Z., Pascual, J., Lanteri-Minet, M., Cortelli, P., Martelletti, P. Cost of Healthcare for Patients With Migraine in Five European Countries: Results From the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS). Journal of Headache and Pain 13(5), 361-378, 2012.

Buse, D.C., Manack, A.N., Fanning, K., Serrano, D., Reed, M.L., Turkel, C.C., Lipton, R.B.  Chronic Migraine Prevalence, Disability, and Sociodemographic Factors: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Headache 52(10), 1456-1470, 2012.

Ashina, S., Serrano, D., Lipton, R.B., Maizels, M., Manack, A.N., Turkel, C.C., Reed, M.L., Buse, D.C.  Depression and risk of transformation of episodic to chronic migraine: Results of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Enrico Greppi Award 2012. Journal of Headache and Pain 13:615–624, 2012.

Blumenfeld, A.M., Varon, S.F., Wilcox, T.K., Buse, D.C., Kawata, A.K., Manack, A., Goadsby, P.J., Lipton, R.B. Disability, HRQoL and resource use among chronic and episodic migraineurs: Results from the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS). Cephalalgia 31:301-315, 2011.

Manack, A., Buse, D., Serrano, D., Turkel, C., Lipton, R.B.  Rates, predictors, and consequences of remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine. Neurology 76:711-718, 2011.

Payne, K.A., Varon, S.P., Kawata, A.K., Yeoman’s, K., Wilcox, T.K., Manack, A., Buse, D.C, Lipton, R.B., Goadsby, P.J., Blumenfeld, A.M. The International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS): Study design, methodology, and baseline cohort characteristics. Cephalalgia 31:1116-1130, 2011.

Stewart, W.F., Wood, C., Bruce, C.B., Buse, D.C., Runken, M.C., Lipton, R.B. Longitudinal change in migraine headache-days and indirect cost consequences. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 53:477-486, 2011.

Stokes, M.S., Werner, J.B., Lipton, R.B., Sullivan, S.D., Wilcox, T.K., Wells, L., Manack, A., Proskorovsky, I., Gladstone, J., Buse, D.C., Varon, S.F., Goadsby, P.J., Blumenfeld, A.M. Cost of health care among patients with chronic migraine and episodic migraine in Canada and the USA: Results from the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS). Headache 51:1058-1077, 2011.

Napchan, U., Buse, D.C., Loder, E.W. The use of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids for the treatment of headache. Headache 51(3):502-505, 2011.

Stewart, W.F., Bruce, C., Manack, A., Buse, D.C., Varon, S.F., Lipton, R.B. A case study for calculating employer costs for lost productive time in episodic migraine and chronic migraine: Results of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Oct;53(10):1161-71. 

Buse, D.C., Manack, A., Serrano, D., Turkel, C., Lipton, R.B. Sociodemographic and comorbidity profiles of chronic migraine and episodic migraine sufferers. J Neurol Neurosurg and Psychiatry 81:428-432, 2010.

Stewart W.F., Wood G.C., Manack A., Varon S.F., Buse D.C., Lipton R.B. Employment andwork impact of chronic migraine and episodic migraine. J Occup Environ Med 52:8-14, 2010

Bigal, M.E., Kurth, T.K., Santanello, N., Buse, D.C., Golden, W., Robbins, M., Lipton, R.B.  Migraine and cardiovascular disease: A population-based study. Neurology 74:628-635, 2010.

Bigal, M.E., Golden, W., Buse, D.C., Chen, Y.T., Lipton, R.B. Triptan use as a function of cardiovascular risk. A population-based study. Headache 50:256-263, 2010.

Victor, T.W., Hu, X., Campbell, J., Schuler, K.W., Buse, D.C., Lipton, R.B. Migraine Prevalence by age and sex in the US: A life span study. Cephalalgia 30:1065-1072, 2010.

Victor, T.W., Hu, X., Campbell, J., White, R.E., Buse, D.C., Lipton, R.B. Association between  migraine, anxiety and depression. Cephalalgia 30:567-575, 2010.

Bigal, M.E., Buse, D.C., Chen, Y.T., Golden, W., Serrano, D., Chu, M.K., Lipton, R.B. Rates and predictors of starting a triptan: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Headache 50:1440-1448, 2010.

Bigal, M.E., Serrano, D., Buse, D., Scher, A., Stewart, W.F., Lipton, R.B. Acute migraine medications and evolution from episodic to chronic migraine: A longitudinal population-based study. Headache 48:1157-1168, 2008.

Bigal, M.E., Ashina, S., Burstein, R., Reed, M.L., Buse, D., Serrano, D., Lipton, R.B. Prevalence and characteristics of allodynia in headache sufferers: A population study. Neurology 70:1525-1533, 2008.

Scher, A.I., Stewart, W.F., Buse, D., Krantz, D.S., Lipton, R.B. Major life changes before and after the onset of chronic daily headache: A population-based study. Cephalalgia 28:868-876, 2008.

Bigal, M.E., Serrano, D., Buse, D., Scher, A., Stewart, W.F., Lipton, R.B. Acute migraine medications and evolution from episodic to chronic migraine: A longitudinal population-based study. Headache 48:1157-1168, 2008.

Katz N P; Buse D C; Budman S H; Wing Venuti S; Fernandez K C; Benoit C; Bianchi R; Cooper D; Jasinski D R; Smith D E; Butler S F. Development and preliminary experience with an ease of extractability rating system for prescription opioids. Drug development and industrial pharmacy 2006;32(6):727-46.

Markley Herbert G; Buse Dawn C. Cluster headache: myths and the evidence. Current pain and headache reports 2006;10(2):137-41.

Loder Elizabeth W; Buse Dawn C; Golub Joan R. Headache as a side effect of combination estrogen-progestin oral contraceptives: a systematic review. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2005;193(3 Pt 1):636-49.

Loder Elizabeth W; Buse Dawn C; Golub Joan R. Headache and combination estrogen-progestin oral contraceptives: integrating evidence, guidelines, and clinical practice. Headache 2005;45(3):224-31.

Lindamer Laurie A; Buse Dawn C; Auslander Lisa; Unützer Jürgen; Bartels Steven J; Jeste Dilip V. A comparison of gynecological variables and service use among older women with and without schizophrenia. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 2003;54(6):902-4.

Lindamer L A; Buse D C; Lohr J B; Jeste D V. Hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women with schizophrenia: positive effect on negative symptoms? Biological psychiatry 2001;49(1):47-51. 

 

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1575 Blondell Avenue , Room 225
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Tel: 718.405.8360
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dbuse@montefiore.org

 
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