Meet the President

Cristina Tassorelli

Cristina Tassorelli

Neurological Institute C Mondino Foundation, Pavia



Director of the Headache Science Centre and of the Neurorehabilitative Unit at the IRCCS C. Mondino Foundation
Chair of Neurology, Director of the Neurology Residency Program and Vice-director of the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Pavia.

Dr Tassorelli received a medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Pavia. She was an intern at the C. Mondino National Neurological Institute as part of her MD training, completed her training in Neurology at the University of Pavia and then obtained a PhD Degree in Human Psychobiology at the University of Modena (Italy). She spent a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Dept. of Neuroscience of the University of Rochester (NY).

She has previously served as a Board Trustee of the International Headache Society and Chair of the IHS Committee for the Guidelines of Clinical Trials before taking on the Presidency in 2021.
She was a founding member and vice-President of the European Headache Alliance.
She is presently Chief Section Editor of Frontiers in Neurology, section Headache Medicine and Facial Pain.

She has been the coordinator and/or a partner in competitive grants funded by the EU, the Migraine Research Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Health and the Italian Ministry of University.

Dr. Tassorelli has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed publications and coauthored several books and book chapters.


Employment: Neurological Institute C Mondino Foundation

Society Leadership/Board position: Steering Committee–IHS-Global Patient Advocacy Coalition

Professional membership: Italia Medical Association

Personal fees: Scientific consultancy–Allergan/Abbvie, Lilly, Novartis, Lundbeck, Biohaven, Teva, WebMD

Research support: Allergan/Abbvie (to institution)

Advisory Board: Allergan/Abbvie, Lilly, Novartis, Lundbeck, Biohaven, Teva, WebMD

Clinical trials involvement: Allergan/Abbvie, Amgen, Lilly, Novartis, Lundbeck, Teva (all to institution)

Relationship with scientific journals: Chief Section Editor–Frontiers in Neurology; Editorial Board–Journal of Headache and Pain