Christopher Levon Edwards, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor in Medicine
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Core Member of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research
Campus mail Duke Pain and Palliative Care, 932 Morreene Rd, Rm170, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 684-6908
Email address christopher.edwards@duke.edu

Dr. Edwards is interested in 2 primary areas: Pain and Psychoneuroendocrinology. As it relates to pain, Dr. Edwards is interested in the multiple psychosocial factors including race/ ethnicity and coping that influence the manifestation and experiences of pain. In terms of psychoneuroendocrinology, he is very interested in the dynamic interaction between activity in the nervous system and hormonal system and behavior. Consistent with these interests, Dr. Edwards is currently studying race/ ethnic influences on pain associated with osteoarthritis as well as psychosocial factors that influence pain associated with Sickle Cell Disease. Additionally, he is studying the impact of new drugs for pain and Alzheimer's Disease on racial/ ethnic populations and a new couples and telephone-based intervention for African American men with prostate cancer.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky at Lexington, 1997

Publications

Jeff Bryson, W, Read, JB, Bush, JP, and Edwards, CL. "The Need for an Integrated Cognitive-Behavioral Model for Co-occurring Chronic Pain and Insomnia." Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 33, no. 3 (September 2015): 239-257.

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Hill, LK, Sims Wright, R, Aiken-Morgan, AT, Gamaldo, A, Edwards, CL, and Whitfield, KE. "Perceived Control Predicts Pulse Pressure in African American Men: The Baltimore Study of Black Aging." Ethnicity & disease 25, no. 3 (August 7, 2015): 263-270.

PMID
26676156
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Morgan, KAD, Smith, N, Gibson, RC, Abel, WD, Parshad-Asnani, M, Reid, M, O'Garo, KN, and Edwards, CL. "Pain, sexual activity and partner support in Jamaicans with sickle cell disease." In Sickle Cell Disease: Genetics, Management and Prognosis, 95-112. July 1, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Collins-McNeil, J, McCabe, M, Sharp, D, Hawkins, T, and Edwards, CL. "Spirituality: opportunities for advanced practice nursing and primary care." Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship 32, no. 2 (April 2015): 75-77.

PMID
25898440
Scholars@Duke

Bryson, WJ, Read, JB, Bush, JP, and Edwards, CL. "A Clinical Intervention in Chronic Pain and Insomnia with a Combined Model of Treatment: A Test of Concept." Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 32, no. 4 (December 2014): 279-296.

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Morgan, KAD, Scott, J-K, Parshad-Asnani, M, Gibson, RC, O'Garo, KN, Lowe, GA, Edwards, D, Abel, WD, Reid, M, De La Haye, W, and Edwards, CL. "Associations amongst disease severity, religious coping and depression in a cohort of Jamaicans with sickle-cell disease." Mental Health, Religion & Culture 17, no. 9 (October 21, 2014): 937-945.

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Bryson, WJ, Read, JB, Bush, JP, and Edwards, CL. "A Clinical Intervention in Chronic Pain and Insomnia with a Combined Model of Treatment: A Test of Concept." Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy 32, no. 4 (January 1, 2014): 279-296.

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Morgan, KAD, Scott, JK, Parshad-Asnani, M, Gibson, RC, O'Garo, KN, Lowe, GA, Edwards, D, Abel, WD, Reid, M, De La Haye, W, and Edwards, CL. "Associations amongst disease severity, religious coping and depression in a cohort of Jamaicans with sickle-cell disease." Mental Health, Religion and Culture 17, no. 9 (January 1, 2014): 937-945.

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O'Garo, KGN, and Edwards, CL. "Mindfulness-based approaches in cultural populations." In Psychology of Mindfulness, 69-87. January 1, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Edwards, CL, Killough, A, Wood, M, Doyle, T, Feliu, M, Barker, CS, Uppal, P, DeCastro, L, Wellington, C, Whitfield, KE, O'Garo, K-GN, Morgan, K, Edwards Alesii, LY, Byrd, GS, McCabe, M, Goli, V, Keys, A, Hill, L, Collins-McNeil, J, Trambadia, J, Guinyard, D, Muhammad, M, McDonald, P, Schmechel, DE, and Robinson, E. "Emotional reactions to pain predict psychological distress in adult patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)." International journal of psychiatry in medicine 47, no. 1 (January 2014): 1-16.

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24956913
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