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Jason Jonathon Sico

Associate Professor of Neurology; Associate Professor Internal Medicine (Section of General Medicine), Internal Medicine; Director, Stroke Care VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director of Research and Clinical Care, Headache Center of Excellence, Neurology



I am an Associate Professor of Neurology and Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and a board-certified neurologist and primary care internist within the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, providing both specialty and general care services for Veterans with neurological disease, specifically headache and ischemic stroke.

After completing a dual residency in neurology and internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, I completed a VA Special Fellowship in Psychiatry and Neuroscience with a focus on health services research and epidemiology within the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven campus. I am an active investigator within the VA Precision Monitoring to Transform Care QUERI, the HSR&D Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities, and Education (PRIME), Clinical Epidemiology Research Centers, and the Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research.

As a previous VA HSR&D Career Development awardee with implementation science project goals of improving care coordination and communication between primary care and specialty care providers within the context of a Learning Healthcare System, my research interests include developing and assessing theory-based improvement interventions and using Lean Six Sigma/Systems Redesign approaches to improving the efficient delivery of high-quality health care.

I am the National Lead for the Headache Centers of Excellence (HCoE) Program within the Veterans Health Administration. The HCoE is a national initiative to improve headache care quality and delivery through educational programs, innovative care delivery models including telehealth, and standardized care algorithms which incorporate patient self-management and interdisciplinary headache care. I also serve as the Director of the HCoE RE3ACH (Research, Education, Evaluation, and Engagement Activities Center for Headache), which is tasked with understanding the epidemiology and role of military exposures in headache among Veterans and integrating with the educational and community engagement missions of the HCoE to create a true learning headache healthcare system within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

I am also keenly interested in the policy implications of research. I am actively involved in several key committees and subcommittees within Neurology and Internal Medicine, including the American Academy of Neurology (including Advocacy, Health Policy, and Members Research), American Headache Society (including Scientific Sessions Planning, Publications, and Advocacy), and the American College of Physicians (specifically the Council of Subspecialty Societies). I regularly present research findings related to neurological care among Veterans to Congressional staff and advocacy organizations. 

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University School of Medicine (2016)
  • VA Special Fellow in Neuroscience
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus (2011)
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2009)
  • Internship
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2004)
  • MD
    Temple University School of Medicine (2003)
  • BS
    University of Scranton (1999)


  • Morbidity and Mortality Related to Neurological Disease
    Kampala, Central Region, Uganda (2007-2011)
    Morbidity and Mortality Related to Neurological Disease

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Board of Directors MemberNational Headache Foundation2022
Clinical Epidemiology FellowAmerican Heart Association2011
Young Investigator Career Development AwardAmerican Neurological Association2010
Young Investigator AwardConference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections2010
International Health ScholarJohnson and Johnson2009
John W. Brackett Award for Resident Teacher AwardYale Primary Care Residency Program2009
Power Day II AwardYale University School of Medicine2009

Professional Service

American Academy of NeurologyStroke Prevention and Rehabilitation Task Force, Government Relations Committee, Medical Economics and Management Committee, and Health Services Research Subcommittee2015 - Present

Departments & Organizations