Patricia Pozo-Roisich — MD, PHD
Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor 

Patricia Pozo-Rosich MD PhD, is a specialist in Neurology. She is Head of Section of the Neurology Department and Director of the Migraine Adaptive Brain Center at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona. She is the Principal Investigator of the Headache Research Laboratory at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), which belongs to the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB).

She is the Honorary Secretary of the Executive Board of the International Headache Society, and past member of the European Headache Federation Council, past Coordinator of the Spanish Headache Study Group of the Spanish Neurological Society (
She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fundación Lilly in Spain and the Migraine Research Foundation in the United States.

She is the Editor for Headache for Revista de Neurologia, and Associate Editor of Cephalalgia, Headache, Neurologia, Frontiers in Neurology (Headache Medicine) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Headache and Pain.

Dr. Pozo-Rosich’s research focuses on better understanding the adaptive brain, focusing in particular in migraine as a neurocognitive and neurosensorial disorder, from a multidisciplinary approach using genetics, molecular, neuroimaging and electrophysiology. In this regard, she is a member of the International Headache Genetics Consortium. She has been awarded research grants from the la Caixa Foundation, Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (ISCIII), ERANet Neuron, PERIS grant, FEDER, la Marató TV3 Foundation, AGAUR, Mutual Medica and, the Migraine Research Foundation. She has been the principal investigator of clinical trials in phases II and III.

She educates neurologists, other physicians and patients with the goal of improving the quality of life of patients suffering from headache and helping reduce the stigma of migraine. She is the founder and developer of the website in Spanish dedicated to headache for patients and physicians which has more than 8,300 registered users and more than 25,000 facebook followers.