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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

Breyer BN, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Voelzke BB. Comprehensive Qualitative Assessment of Urethral Stricture Disease: Toward the Development of a Patient Centered Outcome Measure. J Urol. 2017 May 27. pii: S0022-5347(17)74544-2. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.05.077. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28559007

Lavallee DC, Comstock B, Scott MR, Avins AL, Nerenz DR, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Lawrence SO, Bauer Z, Truitt AR, Jarvik JG. Study of Methods for Assessing Research Topic Elicitation and pRioritization (SMARTER): Study Protocol to Compare Qualitative Research Methods and Advance Patient Engagement in Research. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Sep 7;6(9):e168. doi: 10.2196/resprot.7565.  PMID: 28882810    PMCID: PMC5608987
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Edwards TC, Lavallee DC, Clowes AW, Devine EB, Flum DR, Meissner MH, Thomason ET, Barbic SP, Beck SJ, Patrick DL. Preliminary validation of the Claudication Symptom Instrument (CSI). Vasc Med. 2017 Sep 1:1358863X17731623. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17731623. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28931345

Fredericksen RJ, Gibbons L, Brown S, Edwards TC, Yang FM, Fitzsimmons E, Alperovitz-Bichell K, Godfrey M, Wang A, Church A, Gutierrez C, Paez E, Dant L, Loo S, Walcott M, Mugavero MJ, Mayer K, Mathews WC, Patrick DL, Crane PK, Crane HM. Medication understanding among patients living with multiple chronic conditions: Implications for patient-reported measures of adherence. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017 Jun 20. pii: S1551-7411(17)30082-7. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.009. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28651924

Gibbons LE, Fredericksen R, Batey DS, Dant L, Edwards TC, Mayer KH, Mathews WC, Morales LS, Mugavero MJ, Yang FM, Paez E, Kitahata MM, Patrick DL, Crane HM, Crane PK; Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS). Validity assessment of the PROMIS fatigue domain among people living with HIV. AIDS Res Ther. 2017 Apr 11;14:21. doi: 10.1186/s12981-017-0146-y. eCollection 2017.  PMID: 28400850    PMCID: PMC5387298
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Chair, thesis committee for Maria Stepanchak
Asessing the Effect of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Youth's Perceptions of Ability to Understand Communications on Hearing Loss Specific Quality of Life

Member, thesis committee for Robin Supplee
The Impact of Interdepartmental Training on Miscarriage Management Practice

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

UW USDRN Clinical Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Harper           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 8/30/2018

Reducing Sugared Fruit Drinks in Alaska Native Children
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
PI:   Chi           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 8/31/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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: