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Cristina Tassorelli

Cristina Tassorelli

Institution: Neurological Institute C Mondino Foundation, Pavia
City: Pavia
Country: Italy


Full professor and Chair of Neurology, Director of the Neurology Residency Program and Director of the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Pavia.

Director of the Headache Science and Neurorehabilitation Centre at the IRCCS C. Mondino Foundation.

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 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 360 peer-reviewed publications and coauthored several books and book chapters.


Employment: University of Pavia; Clinical Affiliation: Neurological Institute C Mondino Foundation

Society Leadership/Board position: Co-sponsor ‘Headache research Priorities’ in collaboration with AHS; Member of the Board Italian Full Professors of Neurology
Professional membership: Italian Association of  Physicians; Italian Society of Neurology; Italian Headache Society (SISC); Fellow of European Academy of Neurology

Personal fees: Honoraria for the lecturing at scientific symposia from Allergan/Abbvie, Dompé, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Lundbeck, Pfizer, Biohaven, Teva, WebMD

Research support: Allergan/Abbvie; Amgen; Lilly; Novartis; Lundbeck; Pfizer; Teva (all to institution)

Data safety monitoring/Advisory board: Honoraria for participation in advisory Boards Allergan/Abbvie, Dompé, Eli Lilly, Novartis,  Lundbeck, Pfizer, Biohaven, Teva

Clinical trials involvement: PI in clinical trials for Allergan/Abbvie, Lilly, Novartis, Lundbeck, Pfizer, Teva

Relationship with scientific journals: Editorial Board Journal of Headache and Pain, Cephalalgia

Commercial interests: None