Teri Robert is an award-winning patient educator advocate who received the National Headache Foundation's "Patient Partner Award" in 2004 for her "ongoing efforts in patient education, support, and advocacy." In addition to her own web site, www.HelpForHeadaches.com, she is the Lead Expert on the HealthCentral Network's www.MyMigraineConnection.com and writes and blogs for www.Migraine.com. She is one of four founding members and the current secretary of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy.
Teri's other organizational memberships include
• ACHE, the American Headache Society® (AHS) Committee for Headache Education
• the International Headache Society,
• the National Headache Foundation,
• NAMI, Mental Health America,
• the American Diabetes Association,
• and the American Heart Association.
Teri's first book, "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches," published by HarperCollins, was released in 2005 and remains a top selling book in the field.
Teri appeared on CNN Headline News Channel, during Prime News Tonight, in an educational segment about Migraine disease. She has also written for "The Pain Practitioner," the quarterly magazine of the American Academy of Pain Management, and has written patient education articles for the Texas Pain Society.
The need for current knowledge in this field is critical, especially since there is so much developing research. To satisfy that need, Teri is constantly studying medical journals and books and attends medical conferences on a regular basis. She has earned continuing education hours in this field from:
• the American Headache Society,
• the Penn State College of Medicine,
• the Primary Care Network,
• the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences,
• and the Center for Health Care Education.