Farnaz Amoozegar

Assistant Professor

Clinical Neurosciences

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)

FRCPC


Contact information

Location

Office : SHC480043

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Spinal Cord / Nerve Injury & Pain

Research activities

My research interests include new therapeutics and optimization of existing therapies in migraine patients, as well as advancements in rarer forms of headache, such as spontaneous intracranial hypotension. At this time, I am the principal investigator for two investigator-initiated clinical trials.  The first trial is looking at the subset of migraine patients who have medication overuse headache to assess whether Frovatriptan, a migraine-specific medication, can be effective as a transitional therapy in patients, as they stop the overuse of analgesic medications.The second trial is assessing whether regular exercise can be beneficial in reducing migraine frequency, severity and disability, as compared to a control group.  Exercise has not previously been studied in a clinical trial in migraine patients.In addition, I am currently completing a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology with a focus on migraine and depression.  Specifically I am interested in determining the prevalence of depression in migraine, associated factors between the two disorders, and validation of depression screening tools in this unique patient population


Publications

PubMed