Todd Edwards

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Research Assistant Professor, Health Services

University of Washington,
Seattle Quality of Life Group


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

Contact Info


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

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-685-4738
fax:   206-616-3135


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.

Research Interests

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

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Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 584
    Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine
  • HSERV 592
    Maternal and Child Health Research Seminar

Recent Publications

Reed SC, Bell JF, Edwards TC. Weapon Carrying, Physical Fighting and Gang Membership Among Youth in Washington State Military Families. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24463984

Wang HM, Bell JF, Edwards TC, Patrick DL. Weight status, quality of life, and cigarette smoking among adolescents in Washington State. Qual Life Res. 2013 Sep;22(7):1577-87. doi: 10.1007/s11136-012-0306-4. Epub 2012 Nov 13.  PMID: 23150168

Devine EB, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Devlin A, Edwards TC, Farrokhi ET, Kessler L, Lavallee DC, Patrick DL, Sullivan SD, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Yanez ND, Flum DR; CERTAIN Collaborative. A model for incorporating patient and stakeholder voices in a learning health care network: Washington State's Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;66(8 Suppl):S122-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.04.007.  PMID: 23849146

Patrick DL, Bell JF, Huang JY, Lazarakis NC, Edwards TC. Bullying and quality of life in youths perceived as gay, lesbian, or bisexual in Washington State, 2010. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul;103(7):1255-61. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301101. Epub 2013 May 16.  PMID: 23678925

Meyer A, Sie K, Skalicky A, Edwards TC, Schick B, Niparko J, Patrick DL. Quality of life in youth with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar;139(3):294-300. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.35.  PMID: 23657441

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Chair, thesis committee for Megan Morris
A qualitative study exploring the experiences of individuals with mobility and communication disabilities accessing primary care services: Lessons for future implementation of the medical home model

Member, thesis committee for Sarah Reed
Who gets left behind: Adolescent well-being in Washington State military families

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

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

Maternal and Child Health Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2014 - 5/31/2015

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

Urethroplasty Outcomes Development
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    6/1/2013 - 7/31/2013

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

Surveillance Trial to Increase Longevity in Lung Cancer Patients (STILL)
American College of Radiology (ACR)
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    12/1/2012 - 2/28/2013

Patient Reported Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care of Patients Infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

Symptoms and Signs, Behaviors/Events, and Quality of Life in Girls with CPP - Self and Parent- Report
ENDO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    4/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Phase 1 Development of a Parent Observational Sign Instrument for Children with Cystic Fibrosis Ages 0-6 Years
Seattle Children's Research Institute
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 2/29/2012

Functional Assessment of Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations
Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 9/30/2011

Patient reported outcomes in routine clinical care of patients infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

CF-ePRO: Electronic Self- and Parent-Reported Patient Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis
Talaria Inc.
PI:   Edwards           Dates:    12/1/2010 - 11/30/2011

Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (SCOAP CERTN)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Flum           Dates:    11/1/2010 - 10/31/2013

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

Patient reported outcomes in routine clinical care of patients infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    9/1/2009 - 8/31/2013

UW Burn Model System 2007
US Department of Education (DOEd)
PI:   Engrav           Dates:    10/1/2007 - 9/30/2012

Surgical versus Conservative Treatment for Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression
AOSpine North America
PI:   Kopjar           Dates:    4/1/2007 - 3/31/2012


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: