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