Faculty Profile

Dr. Cynthia E. Armand, M.D.

Cynthia E. Armand, M.D.

Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Areas of Research: Headache Education, Underserved populations in Headache, Special Senses in Headache, Social Media and Headache educational outreach

Professional Interests

Cynthia E. Armand, MD earned her B.A. in Neuroscience & Behavior from Wesleyan University and M.D. from the University of Connecticut.  She completed neurology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center and continued on as a headache fellow at the Montefiore Headache Center.  Dr. Armand is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Montefiore-Einstein, the Assistant Fellowship Director  and Founder/Director of the Hollistic Migraine Lecture Series at the Montefiore Headache Center.   

Dr. Armand is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society (AHS).  She is the current chair of the AHS Underserved Populations in Headache Special Interest section and also serves on the Society's membership committee and is actively involved as a  curriculum developer for their expanding Resident Education Program.  She has recently been named an Emerging Leader in Headache Medicine by the AHS for 2018-2019.  Her AHS awards include the 2016 Frontiers in Headache Reseach Scholarship.  She is a medical reviewer for Migraineagain.com and the journal Headache.  Dr. Armand is an avid lover of neurology and health news with a strong interest in patient education as well as social media as a valuable means of patient empowerment and knowledge.

Selected Publications


Armand, C, Robbins, M. Sucking Candy Sign in Bell’s Palsy. Neurology. 2017 Nov 7;89(19):e235.

Armand, C. “5 ways to make the most of your first visit to the headache doctor.”  https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2017-05-30/5-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-first-visit-to-the-headache-doctor U.S. News & World Report. Accessed May 30, 2017.

Armand, C, Robbins, M, Silberstein, S.” Cough Headache.” Medlink Neurology: The Information Resource for Clinical Neurology. http://www.medlink.com/article/cough_headache.  Accessed December 11, 2015.

Selected Media Coverage:

"Practicing Headache Hygiene: Lifestyle Tips for Managing Migraine." The American Migraine Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_fIt5X2KhI

Media Citations:

“Managing Migraine with Headache Hygiene.” https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/understanding-migraine/managing-migraine-headache-hygiene/ The American Migraine Foundation. Accessed March 9, 2018.

“Seasonal Migraine Triggers.” https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/understanding-migraine/seasonal-migraine-triggers/ The American Migraine Foundation.  Accessed December 17, 2017.

“What to Expect From a First Time Visit with a Headache Specialist.” https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/understanding-migraine/what-to-expect-from-a-first-time-visit-to-the-headache-specialist/ The American Migraine Foundation.  Accessed July 20, 2017.

Armand, Cynthia.“5 ways to make the most of your first visit to the headache doctor.” https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2017-05-30/5-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-first-visit-to-the-headache-doctorU.S. News & World Report. Accessed May 30, 2017.

Marshall, Adriene.  “Do Migraineurs Experience Tastes, Sounds, and Smells during Headache?” http://www.neurologyreviews-digital.com/neurologyreviews/nr_treximet_sept_16?pm=2&fs=1&pg=10#pg10 Neurology Reviews. Accessed September 2016.

Golden, Katie. “Social Media Used To Study Migraine Symptoms.” https://migraine.com/living-migraine/social-media-used-to-study-symptoms/ Migraine.com. Accessed July 11, 2016.

“Researchers Harness Social Media To Document Previously Underreported Patient Experiences Of Migraine.” http://www.painweek.org/news_posts/researchers-harness-social-media-to-document-previously-underreported-patient-experiences-of-migraine.html Pain Week. Accessed June 13, 2016.

Pedersen, Traci. “Online Forum May Offer Insight Into Migraine Hallucinations.” http://psychcentral.com/news/2016/06/12/online-forum-may-offer-insights-into-migraine-hallucinations/104650.html PsychCentral. Accessed June 12, 2016.

Chaverneff, Florence, Ph.D. “Crowdsourcing To Better Understand Migraine.” http://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com/american-headache-society-2016-annual-meeting/migraine-associated-sensory-hallucinations-reported-through-social-media/article/502173/ Clinical Pain Advisor. Accessed June 9, 2016.

“Researchers Leverage Social Media To Uncover New Data On Migraine Sensory Experiences.” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160609093642.htm Science Daily. Accessed June 9, 2016.

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