Key Informants

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In designing the study questions, the EPC consulted several Key Informants who represent the end-users of research. The EPC sought the Key Informant input on the priority areas for research and synthesis. Key Informants are not involved in the analysis of the evidence or the writing of the report. Therefore, in the end, study questions, design, methodological approaches, and/or conclusions do not necessarily represent the views of individual Key Informants.

Key Informants must disclose any financial conflicts of interest greater than $10,000 and any other relevant business or professional conflicts of interest. Because of their role as end-users, individuals with potential conflicts may be retained. The TOO and the EPC work to balance, manage, or mitigate any conflicts of interest.

The list of Key Informants who participated in developing this report follows:

  • Thomas Becker, M.D., M.B.A.
    Medica Health Plans
    Minnetonka, MN
  • Roger K. Cady, M.D.
    Headache Care Center
    Springfield, MO
  • Robert Dalton
    National Headache Foundation
    Chicago, IL
  • Lida Etermad, Pharm.D., M.S.
    United Healthcare
    Edina, MN
  • Andrew D. Hershey, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Brady Patrick-Lake, M.F.S.
    Consumer representative
    Erie, CO
  • Alan M. Rapoport, M.D.
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Stephen D. Silberstein, M.D., FACP
    Jefferson Headache Center
    Philadelphia, PA