timetable  Apr 27, 2017 EST
person-icon  Dr. Brian Gifford
  Integrated Benefits Institute

Calling in Sick: An Employer’s Perspective of Migraine at Work

Key Questions

  • What concerns do employers raise about employees with migraine and frequent headaches?
  • What does research say about employee reliability and performance?
  • Do people with migraine actually miss work as often as bosses think?

Enjoy a 6-minute preview of this talk below. 


As Director of Research for the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a non-profit association, Dr. Brian Gifford’s work examines the workforce productivity implications of issues such as health risks and chronic conditions. Dr. Gifford knows a thing or two about migraine. He’s the author of the 2013 study, Sharing the Pain: Productivity of Employees with Migraines and Chronic Headaches. In addition to giving insights to employers on migraine and headache disability, the study served as a catalyst to get people talking about how to engage people affected by frequent migraine and headache more effectively.


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