Dr. Edwards' primary research interest is in the area of genetic epidemiology, where she focuses most of her research on diabetes and the metabolic syndrome . However, she works on a broad range of topics and disease areas that also include cardiovascular disease, melanoma and Parkinson's disease. Her work currently involves using family-based approaches and sequencing to identify genetic influences with pleiotropic effects on diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. She is also interested in interactions between environmental factors (diet) and genetic susceptibility to complex disease.
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1996
MS Nutritional Sc, California State University, Chico, 1991