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.

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 541
    Topics in Maternal and Child Health I
  • HSERV 584
    Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine
  • HSERV 592
    Maternal and Child Health Research Seminar

Edwards TC, Fredericksen RJ, Crane HM, Crane PK, Kitahata MM, Mathews WC, Mayer KH, Morales LS, Mugavero MJ, Solorio R, Yang FM, Patrick DL. Content validity of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) items in the context of HIV clinical care. Qual Life Res. 2015 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26245710    PMCID: PMC4724250

Griffith JW, Stephens-Shields AJ, Hou X, Naliboff B, Pontari M, Edwards TC, Williams DA, Clemens JQ, Afari N, Tu F, Lloyd R, Patrick DL, Mullins C, Kusek JW, Sutcliffe S, Hong BA, Lai HH, Krieger JN, Bradley CS, Kim J, Landis JR. Pain and urinary symptoms should not be combined into one score: Psychometric findings from the Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network. J Urol. 2015 Nov 13. pii: S0022-5347(15)05226-X. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.11.012. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26585679

Kirkham EM, Edwards TC, Weaver EM, Balakrishnan K, Perkins JA. The Lymphatic Malformation Function (LMF) Instrument. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jul 20. pii: 0194599815594776. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26195574

Fredericksen RJ, Edwards TC, Merlin JS, Gibbons LE, Rao D, Batey DS, Dant L, Páez E, Church A, Crane PK, Crane HM, Patrick DL. Patient and provider priorities for self-reported domains of HIV clinical care. AIDS Care. 2015 Aug 25:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26304263    PMCID: PMC4643852

Flores YN, Shaibi GQ, Morales LS, Salmerón J, Skalicky AM, Edwards TC, Gallegos-Carrillo K, Patrick DL. Perceived health status and cardiometabolic risk among a sample of youth in Mexico. Qual Life Res. 2015 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25648756    PMCID: PMC4497859

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:    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

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

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

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: