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

Phone: 617-373-8344

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:

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Stakeholder Reviewer for grants in Improving Healthcare Systems Funding Announcement (2014) 

Journal of Human Lactation, Editorial Review Board (2013-2014)

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition (including Baby-Friendly Hospital Collaborative Faculty) 2008-2014

American Public Health Association (2009-2014), Scientific Program Chair, Breastfeeding Forum (2010-2012), Breastfeeding Forum Leadership Team (2010-2013)

Weight of the Nation 2012 Conference Planning (Medical Care Subcommittee) (2011-2012) 

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)



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:


Online Continuing Education

2013      “Expanding Pediatricians’ Breastfeeding Support: Online Continuing Medical Education Tutorial” (1.5 CME credits and 1.5 nursing contact hours available August 2013 available at:

2013      Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Online Tutorial: “Expanding the Pharmacist’s Role in Breastfeeding Support” (1 CPE credit, available at:


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