Christopher Levon Edwards

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

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

Overview

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.

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 33.3 (September 2015): 239-257. Full Text

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 25.3 (August 7, 2015): 263-270. Full Text

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 32.2 (April 2015): 75-77.

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 32.4 (December 2014): 279-296. Full Text

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 17.9 (October 21, 2014): 937-945. Full Text

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 32.4 (January 1, 2014): 279-296. Full Text

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 17.9 (January 1, 2014): 937-945. Full Text

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 47.1 (January 2014): 1-16. Full Text

Hill, LK, Sollers Iii, JJ, Edwards, CL, Thayer, JF, and Whitfield, KE. "A validation of estimated total peripheral resistance using twin data." Biomedical sciences instrumentation 50 (January 2014): 210-218.

Aiken-Morgan, AT, Bichsel, J, Savla, J, Edwards, CL, and Whitfield, KE. "Associations between self-rated health and personality." Ethnicity & disease 24.4 (January 2014): 418-422.

Pages

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." Sickle Cell Disease: Genetics, Management and Prognosis. July 1, 2015. 95-112.

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

Coping Skills Training for Spinal Cord Stimulator Patients awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2008 to 2013

Stress and Behavior in Health and Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1989 to 2011

Training in Psychological Intervention Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Training Faculty). 2006 to 2011

PARTNER awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2006 to 2009

Prostate Cancer Recovery Enhancement (PROCARE) for African American Men awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2007 to 2008

Gender, Coping, and the Arthritis Pain Experience awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 1999 to 2004

Gender, Coping and the Arthritis Pain Experience awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 1999 to 2003

Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2001