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 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 authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in scientific journals and coauthored
manuscripts which won the American Headache Society, Wolff Award and the Enrico Greppi Award. She
has delivered more than 70 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. She has also coauthored and presented more than 180 abstracts at scientific
At the Montefiore Headache Center, Dr. Buse provides clinical care, including assessment, cognitive
behavioral therapy, and biofeedback. She teaches patients biobehavioral techniques including relaxation
training, guided visual imagery, and self-hypnosis. She also shares these techniques through relaxation
exercises which are available on CD and in podcasts.
She also 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 Education Committee and
Electronic Media Committee, 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.