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Todd Edwards

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Associate Professor, Health Services


PhD   Claremont Graduate University, 1994   (Applied Social Psychology)
MA   Claremont Graduate University, 1989   (Applied Social Psychology)
BS   University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point), 1987   (Psychology)

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4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Rm 14-102
Seattle, WA 98195-9455

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-685-4738
fax:   206-543-8609


Dr. Todd Edwards is an investigator with the Seattle Quality of Life Group. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Dr. Edwards received his doctorate in applied social psychology from Claremont Graduate University in 1994.

Development and validation of patient-reported measures of symptoms, function, and quality of life; integration of patient-reported measures into clinical practice, decision making, and assessment of treatment outcomes

  • HSERV 517
    Qualitative Research Methods: An Introduction
  • HSERV 541
    Topics in Maternal and Child Health I
  • HSERV 584
    Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine

Makris UE, Edwards TC, Lavallee DC, Bauer Z, Comstock BA, Jarvik JG, Patrick DL, Lotfi M, Friedly JL. Patient Priority Weighting of the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire Does Not Change Results of the Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis Trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 1;42(1):42-48. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001647.  PMID: 27105466    PMCID: PMC5071103

Richards MK, Mcateer JP, Edwards TC, Hoffman LR, Kronman MP, Shaw DW, Goldin AB. Establishing Equipoise: National Survey of the Treatment of Pediatric Para-Pneumonic Effusion and Empyema. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Feb/Mar;18(2):137-142. doi: 10.1089/sur.2016.134.  PMID: 27898253

Purcell PL, Jones-Goodrich R, Wisneski M, Edwards TC, Sie KC. Hearing devices for children with unilateral hearing loss: Patient- and parent-reported perspectives. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov;90:43-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.08.029.  PMID: 27729150

Devine EB, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Yanez ND, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Armstrong CA, Devlin A, Symons RG, Meissner MH, Derrick EL, Lavallee DC, Kessler LG, Flum DR; Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN) Collaborative.. Effectiveness of a Medical vs Revascularization Intervention for Intermittent Leg Claudication Based on Patient-Reported Outcomes. JAMA Surg. 2016 Oct 19;151(10):e162024. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2024.  PMID: 27760274

Crane HM, Fredericksen RJ, Church A, Harrington A, Ciechanowski P, Magnani J, Nasby K, Brown T, Dhanireddy S, Harrington RD, Lober WB, Simoni J, Safren SA, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Saag MS, Crane PK, Kitahata MM. A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Integrated Care Management Approach to Improve Adherence Among HIV-Infected Patients in Routine Clinical Care: Rationale and Design. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Oct 5;5(4):e156.  PMID: 27707688

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Chair, thesis committee for Ryan Kearney
Emergency provider use of plain abdominal radiographs in the evaluation of suspected pediatric constipation

Chair, thesis committee for Olivia Vargas
Obesity/overweight quality of life: Mexican and Mexican-American adolescents

Chair, thesis committee for Patricia Purcell
Development of a functional assessment instrument for pediatric unilateral hearing loss

Chair, thesis committee for Julia Correll
Long-term effects of the Step-Up Program on parent participants

Member, thesis committee for Michelle Karuna
Quality of life of new parents participating in a community-based, professionally-facilitated new parent support group

Chair, thesis committee for Maren Shipe
Optimizing the surgical treatment of the internationally adopted child with cleft lip and/or palate: Understanding the family experience

Patient-Centered Outcomes in Infants and Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018

Assessing patient-reported experience of care for home dialysis
Satellite Healthcare
PI:   RIVARA           Dates:    7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018

UW USDRN Clinical Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Harper           Dates:    7/1/2016 - 6/30/2021

Patient-Centered Outcomes in Infants and Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    3/1/2016 - 2/28/2017

WSU Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes Discovery Center
Washington State University (WSU)
PI:   Strachan           Dates:    9/1/2015 - 6/30/2019

Patient-Centered Outcomes in Infants and Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    4/1/2015 - 3/31/2020

Delivering Patient-Centered Adolescent Preventive Care with Training & Technology
Seattle Children's Research Institute
PI:   Taylor           Dates:    12/1/2014 - 11/30/2017

Comparing Engagement Techniques for Incorporating Patient Input in Research Prioritization
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
PI:   Lavallee           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

Urethroplasty Outcomes Development
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    6/1/2014 - 7/31/2014

Patient Reported Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care of Patients Infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Crane           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

Long Term Outcomes of Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
PI:   Friedly           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2016

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Seattle Quality of Life Group (SeaQoL)

Dr. Edwards is a founding member of the SeaQoL Group. The mission of the SeaQoL Group is to improve the health and quality of life of children, youth, and adults by: 1) Advancing the development, acceptance, and use of self-reported measures of health and quality of life; 2) Collaborating with groups who endure health and quality of life disparities because of persisting health conditions, stigma, or unequal opportunity; 3) Conducting literature syntheses, research, demonstration, and evaluation projects with state of the art scientific methods to assess health and quality of life of these populations; and 4) Promoting the use of results by decision-makers and the public. For a list of past and present SeaQoL projects, see: