Roger A. EdwardsScD
Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Pharmacy Practice
Department 2: School of Pharmacy
Department 3: Department of Health Sciences
Office: 140 The Fenway, R215
 
Résumé/CV

Phone: 617-373-8344
Email: ro.edwards@neu.edu

 
 
Education/degrees:  
ScD, Health Policy & Management, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, Health Services Research, Stanford University
AB, Human Biology, Stanford University

Research Interests:
Quality improvements in maternal and child health care delivery and public health, Infant feeding, Diffusion of health and medical innovations

Public Service:
Weight of the Nation 2012 Conference Planning (Medical Care Subcommittee) 2011-2012
American Public Health Association, Breastfeeding Forum Scientific Program Chair, 2010-2012
U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action for Breastfeeding Expert Panel (2009)
SafeAmerica Foundation's "Prepared Not Scared" campaign related to pandemic flu (2006)

Courses:
Public Health Policy and Administration (Master of Public Health program)
Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacy Practice (PharmD program)
Emerging Technologies in Healthcare (Master of Health Informatics Program)

AHRQ Impact Study (Effective Health Care, Academic Curriculum, Comparative Effectiveness Portfolio) based on use of AHRQ online modules in SoP Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacy Practice (available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/about/casestudies/compeff/ce2011d.htm)

 

Upcoming Presentations

Edwards, RA“Engaging Pharmacists in Supporting Breastfeeding” Breakout Session, 4th Annual Conference of State/Territorial/Tribal Breastfeeding Coalitions, US Breastfeeding Committee, Arlington, VA, August, 2012

Edwards, RA, Bickmore, T, Jenkins, L, Foley, M “Pilot study of the use of a computer agent to provide information and support to breastfeeding mothers” Oral Presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2012 (in Session 3051.0 Innovations in Technology and Social Media to Assist Breastfeeding Success)

Umer, A & Edwards, RA “Expanding public health professionals’ roles in promoting and supporting breastfeeding as optimal infant feeding: A pilot study using an online tutorial” Oral Presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2012 (in Session 4341.0 Public Health Education and Health Promotion-Breastfeeding).

Edwards, RA“Breastfeeding Education Using Computer Agents” Newborn Medicine Grand Rounds, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, November 2012


Recent Conference-Related:

Edwards, RA“Best Practices for Integration of Public Health in the Pharmacy Curriculum: Part 1--Health Promotion and Health Policy” Oral presentation at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, July 2012.

Edwards, RA, DiVall, M, Stevens, C, Zilberman, E, Kirwin, J, Watanabe, M “Teaching pharmacy students to develop an evidence-based public health program directed toward a vulnerable population” Oral Presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 2011 (in Session 4137.0 Pharmacists’ Role in Health Education and Health Promotion).

Edwards, RA“Expanding awareness of breastfeeding as a vital health behavior through education of allied health professionals” Oral Presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 2011 (in Session 4334.0 Breastfeeding Education and Promotion).

Edwards, RA“Establishing and Measuring Care Quality Standards and Benchmarks: Getting the Next Generation Off to the Best Start Possible” Keynote Presentation, Indiana Perinatal Hospital Summit: Linking Science with Practice” September 2011.

DiVall, M, Edwards, RA, Stevens, C, Zilberman, E, Watanabe, M, Kirwin, J,  “Teaching pharmacy students to develop an evidence-based public health program directed toward a vulnerable population” Poster Presentation, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011.


 


 
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