Cheryl D. Bushnell, MD, MHS
Director of the Wake Forest Baptist Stroke Center
Education Associate Professor, Neurology
Dr. Bushnell is an expert on stroke and stroke prevention and has done groundbreaking research that looked at women who experience migraines during pregnancy. She is the lead author of the first guidelines for the prevention
of stroke in women. The research was published in American Heart Association’s
She is researching sex differences in subclinical vascular disease in midlife, with a special emphasis on differences occurring with menopause. She is also the director of the Transition Coaching for Stroke (TRACS) Program, which seeks to improve the transition of stroke patients from the hospital to home.
Keywordscerebrovascular disease (stroke), women's health, stroke prevention, stroke treatment, migraines, migraines in pregnancy