For the past 19 years Dr.
Edwards has developed patient- and caregiver-reported measures of signs/symptoms,
function, and quality of life for assessing treatment outcomes across a broad
range of health conditions and populations. A focus of his work has been on
stigmatizing conditions affecting children and adolescents, including facial
malformations, early puberty, deafness and hard-of-hearing and obesity. Dr.
Edwards teaches the course in Assessing Outcomes in Health
and Medicine at the University of Washington. He is currently PI of a
NIDCR-funded project to develop and test observational outcomes for young
children with cleft lip and palate. Dr. Edwards is a founding member of the Seattle Quality of Life Group,
whose mission is to support integration of patient-centered measures into
health care and to facilitate translation of research evidence into policies
and practices that promote health and quality of life.