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Donald Baird Penzien, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Donald Baird Penzien, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4551


Education & Training

  • A.B., Hope College, 1979
  • M.S., Ohio University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1986
  • Medical, Brown University, 1986

NPI Number

  • 1184661084
Donald Baird Penzien, Ph.D.

Donald Baird Penzien, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Migraine Disorders; Headache; Behavior Therapy; Tension-Type Headache; Headache Disorders
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4551


Recent Publications

Forecasting individual headache attacks using perceived stress: development of a multivariable prediction model for persons with episodic migraine. Houle TT, Turner DP, Golding AN, Porter JAH, Martin VT, Penzien DB, Tegeler CH.. Headache. 2017;57(7):1041-1050.

Reduction in pain medication prescriptions and self-reported outcomes associated with acupuncture in a military patient population. Crawford P, Penzien DB, Coeytaux R.. Med Acupunct. 2017;29(4):229-231.

Pain worsening with physical activity during migraine attacks in women with overweight/obesity: a prospective evaluation of frequency, consistency, and correlates. Farris SG, Thomas JG, Abrantes AM, Lipton RB, Pavlovic J, Smitherman TA, Irby MB, Penzien DB, Roth J, O'Leary KC, Bond DS.. Cephalalgia. 2017;():.

Aerobic exercise for reducing migraine burden: mechanisms, markers, and models of change processes. Irby MB, Bond DS, Lipton RB, Nicklas B, Houle TT, Penzien DB.. Headache. 2016;56(2):357-369.

Well-established and empirically supported behavioral treatments for migraine. Penzien DB, Irby MB, Smitherman TA, Rains JC, Houle TT.. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2015;19(7):34.

Forecasting individual headache attacks: longitudinal study [abstract]. Houle T, Turner DP, Golding AG, Tegeler CH, Porter JAH, Martin VT, Penzien DB.. Cephalalgia. 2015;35(13):1228.

Behavioral self management of recurrent headache: implications for clinical practice [abstract]. Penzien DB, Irby MB, McGeary DD.. Ann Behav Med. 2015;49(Suppl 1):S1.

Nighttime snacking, stress, and migraine activity. Turner DP, Smitherman TA, Penzien DB, Porter JA, Martin VT, Houle TT.. J Clin Neurosci. 2014;21(4):638-643.

Behavioral and other nonpharmacologic treatments for headache [letter]. Penzien DB, Taylor FR.. Headache. 2014;54(5):955-956.

Insights on treatment mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral migraine therapy [editorial]. Penzien DB, Irby MB.. Headache. 2014;54(9):1439-1440.

Are migraine and tension headaches categorical types or on a continuum? [abstract]. Turner DP, Smitherman TA, Penzien DB, Porter JAH, Houle TT.. Cephalalgia. 2013;33(8 Suppl):130.

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