Laurie Edwards

Laurie Edwards

Lecturer in English
education MFA, Nonfiction Writing, Emerson College
Mailing address 405 LA
360 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115

Laurie Edwards is a lecturer in the Department of English and is the online instruction coordinator. She received her BA from Georgetown University and her MFA in nonfiction writing from Emerson College. She primarily teaches advanced writing for the health sciences, and is the author of two books on chronic illness: Life Disrupted (Walker, 2008), a Library Journal Best Consumer Health Book, and In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America (Walker, 2013), a Booklist Editor’s Choice for 2013. Her main areas of interest include chronic illness and public health, pain and gender, and social media and patient activism. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and many other outlets, and she is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and Cognoscenti, WBUR’s Ideas and Opinions page.

Selected Publications

Life Disrupted (Walker, 2008);

The Night-Side of Life (Walker, 2013)

In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America (Walker, 2013)

Selected Honors & Awards

Library Journal’s Best Consumer Health Book, 2008 (Life Disrupted) Calderwood Writing

Initiative Teachers as Writers Fellow, 2007