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Christopher L. Edwards, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Associate Professor in Medicine of Medicine, Hematology and Core Member of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research

Christopher L. Edwards
Contact Info:
Office Location:  Duke Pain and Palliative Care, 932 Morreene Rd, Rm170, Durham, NC 27705
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Education:

Ph.D.University of Kentucky at Lexington1997
TrainingDuke University Medical Center1997
Ph.D.University of Kentucky at Lexington1997
Specialties:

Clinical Psychology
Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Gibson, RC; Morgan, KAD; Abel, WD; Sewell, CA; Martin, JS; Lowe, GA; Haye, WDL; Edwards, CL; O'Garo, KN; Reid, ME; Asnani, MR (2013). Locus of control, depression and quality of life among persons with sickle cell disease in Jamaica.. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 18(4), 451-460. [23324018], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Edwards, CL; Scales, MT; Loughlin, C; Bennett, GG; Harris-Peterson, S; De Castro, LM; Whitworth, E; Abrams, M; Feliu, M; Johnson, S; Wood, M; Harrison, O; Killough, A (2005). A brief review of the pathophysiology, associated pain, and psychosocial issues in sickle cell disease.. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 12(3), 171-179. [16083320], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Schmechel, DE; Edwards, CL (2012). Fibromyalgia, mood disorders, and intense creative energy: A1AT polymorphisms are not always silent. NeuroToxicology, 33(6), 1454-1472. [22414631], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Edwards, CL; Johnson, S; Goli, V; Byrd, G (2005). Extending the science beyond medication: in response to "Treatment of chronic pain in persons with dementia: an overview" by Robert N. Rubey, MD, MA.. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 20(3), 139-140. [16003927], [doi]
  5. Aiken-Morgan, AT; Bichsel, J; Allaire, JC; Savla, J; Edwards, CL; Whitfield, KE (2012). Personality as a Source of Individual Differences in Cognition among Older African Americans.. Journal of Research in Personality, 46(5), 465-471. [22962505], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Harrison, MO; Edwards, CL; Koenig, HG; Bosworth, HB; Decastro, L; Wood, M (2005). Religiosity/spirituality and pain in patients with sickle cell disease.. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193(4), 250-257. [15805821]  [abs]
  7. Baker, T.A., Whitfield, K.E., Edwards, C.L. (2012). Heritability of Arthritis in African American Twins: Findings from The Carolina African American Twins Study of Aging (CAATSA). Journal of the National Medical Association, 104(9 and 10), 436-440..
  8. Edwards, CL; Feliu, M; Johnson, S; Webster, W; Bennett, GG; Bishop, D; Samios, V; Ellison Manuel, T; Martinez, S (2005). The application of cognitive-behavioral techniques for the management of complicated and persistent gout pain. Ciencias de la Conducta, 20, 89-116.
  9. Mechlin, B; Heymen, S; Edwards, CL; Girdler, SS (2011). Ethnic differences in cardiovascular-somatosensory interactions and in the central processing of noxious stimuli.. Psychophysiology, 48(6), 762-773. [21039586], [doi]  [abs]
  10. Edwards, CL; Fillingim, RB; Keefe, F (November, 2001). Race, ethnicity and pain.. PAIN, 94(2), 133-137. [11690726]  [abs]
  11. Byrd, GS; Edwards, CL; Kelkar, VA; Phillips, RG; Byrd, JR; Pim-Pong, DS; Starks, TD; Taylor, AL; Mckinley, RE; Li, Y-J; Pericak-Vance, M (2011). Recruiting intergenerational African American males for biomedical research Studies: a major research challenge.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 103(6), 480-487. [21830630]  [abs]
  12. Killough, A.L., Webster, W., Brown, V., Houck, E. & Edwards, C.L. "African American Violence Exposure: An Emerging Health Issue." Research on African American Education. New Information Age. Ed. Carol Camp Yeakey New York: Greenwood Press, 2001
  13. Bruce, MA; Beech, BM; Edwards, CL; Sims, M; Scarinci, I; Whitfield, KE; Gilbert, K; Crook, ED (2011). Weight status and high blood pressure among low-income African American men.. American Journal of Men's Health, 5(3), 255-260. [20937738], [doi]  [abs]
  14. Edwards, CL; Feliu, M; Johnson, S (2003). Diversity and Cultural Competence, Part 1: The Struggle for Definition and Meaning.. North Carolina Psychologist, 50(5), 12-13.
  15. Jonassaint, CR; Siegler, IC; Barefoot, JC; Edwards, CL; Williams, RB (2011). Low life course socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with negative NEO PI-R personality patterns.. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 18(1), 13-21. [20012811], [doi]  [abs]
  16. Byrd, G.S., Edwards, C.L., Kelkar, V.A., Phillips, R.G., Byrd, J.R., Pim-pong, D.S., Starks, T.D., Taylor, A.L., McKinley, R.E., Pericak-Vance, M. (2011). Recruiting Intergenerational African American Males for Biomedical Research Studies: A Major Research Challenge. Journal of the National Medical Association, 103, 480-487..
  17. Harrison, J.N., Story, T.J., Collins, T.A., DeJoy, D., Edwards, C.L. (In press).  Multidisciplinary Assessment and Diagnosis of Conversion Disorder in a Patient with Foreign Accent Syndrome. Behavioral Neurology, (24), 245-255..
  18. Mechlin, B., Heymen, S., Edwards, C.L., Girdler, S.S. (2011). Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular-Somatosensory Interactions and in the Central Processing of Noxious Stimuli. Psychophysiology, 48(6), 762-773..
  19. Feliu, MH; Crawford, RD; Edwards, L; Wellington, C; Wood, M; Whitfield, KE; Edwards, CL (2011). Neurocognitive testing and functioning in adults sickle cell disease.. Hemoglobin (Informa), 35(5-6), 476-484. [22035043], [doi]  [abs]
  20. Feliu, MH; Wellington, C; Crawford, RD; Wood, M; Edwards, L; Byrd, G; Edwards, CL (2011). Opioid management and dependency among adult patients with sickle cell disease.. Hemoglobin (Informa), 35(5-6), 485-494. [21910605], [doi]  [abs]
  21. Whitfield, K.E. & Edwards, C.L. (2011). Mentoring special populations. Educational Gerontology, 37, 1-18..
  22. Edwards, LY; Edwards, CL (2010). Psychosocial treatments in pain management of sickle cell disease.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102(11), 1084-1094. [21141299]  [abs]
  23. Wellington, C; Edwards, CL; McNeil, J; Wood, M; Crisp, B; Feliu, M; Byrd, G; McDougald, C; Edwards, L; Whitfield, KE (2010). Somatization in the conceptualization of sickle cell disease.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102(11), 1079-1083. [21141298]  [abs]
  24. Stanton, MV; Jonassaint, CR; Bartholomew, FB; Edwards, C; Richman, L; DeCastro, L; Williams, R (2010). The association of optimism and perceived discrimination with health care utilization in adults with sickle cell disease.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102(11), 1056-1063. [21141295]  [abs]
  25. Feliu, MH; Edwards, CL (2010). Psychologic factors in the development of complex regional pain syndrome: history, myth, and evidence.. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26(3), 258-263. [20173441], [doi]  [abs]
  26. Whitfield, KE; Jonassaint, C; Brandon, D; Stanton, MV; Sims, R; Bennett, G; Salva, J; Edwards, CL (2010). Does coping mediate the relationship between personality and cardiovascular health in African Americans?. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102(2), 95-100. [20191921]  [abs]
  27. Edwards, CL; Green, M; Wellington, CC; Muhammad, M; Wood, M; Feliu, M; Edwards, L; Hill, L; Sollers, JJ; Barksdale, C; Robinson, EL; McDougald, CS; Abrams, M; Whitfield, KE; Byrd, G; Hubbard, B; Cola, M; DeCastro, L; McNeil, J (2009). Depression, suicidal ideation, and attempts in black patients with sickle cell disease.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 101(11), 1090-1095. [19998636]  [abs]
  28. Collins-McNeil, JC; Holston, EC; Edwards, CL; Benbow, D; Ford, Y (2009). Physical activity, depressive symptoms, and social support among African-American women with type 2 diabetes.. The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres, 41(3), 24-43. [19831053]  [abs]
  29. Sims, RC; Allaire, JC; Gamaldo, AA; Edwards, CL; Whitfield, KE (2009). An examination of dedifferentiation in cognition among African-American older adults.. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 24(2), 193-208. [18825494], [doi]  [abs]
  30. Whitfield, KE; Kiddoe, J; Gamaldo, A; Andel, R; Edwards, CL (2009). Concordance rates for cognitive impairment among older African American twins.. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 5(3), 276-279. [19426952], [doi]  [abs]
  31. Edwards, C.L., Green, M., Wellington, C.C., Muhammad, M., Wood, M., Feliu, M., Edwards, L., Hill, L., Sollers, III, J.J., Barksdale, C., Robinson, E.L., McDougald, C.S., Abrams, M., Whitfield, K.E., Byrd, G., Hubbard, R., Cola, M., DeCastro, L., McNeil, J. (2009). Depression. Suicidal Ideation, and Attempts in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Journal of the National Medical Association, 101(11), 1090-1095.
  32. McDougald, C., Edwards, C.L., Wood, M., Wellington, C., Feliu, M., O’Garo, K., Edwards, L., Robinson, E., Whitfield, K., Eaton, S., Morgan, K., Byrd, G., Sollers, J., Cola, M., O’Connell, C. (2009). Coping as Predictors of Psychiatric Morbidity and Pain in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Journal of African American Studies, 13(1), 47-62..
  33. O’Connell-Edwards, C., Edwards, C.L., Pearce, M., Wachholtz, A.B., Wood., M., Muhammad, M., Leach-Beale, B., Shelby, R., McDougald, C., Harrison, M.O., Feliu, M., Edwards, L., Whitfield, K.E., Merritt, M., Wellington, C., Byrd, G., Edmonds, H., Robinson, E. (2009). Religious Coping and Pain Associated With Sickle Cell Disease: Exploration of a Non-linear Model. Journal of African American Studies, 13(1), 1-13..
  34. Whitfield, KE; Allaire, JC; Belue, R; Edwards, CL (2008). Are comparisons the answer to understanding behavioral aspects of aging in racial and ethnic groups?. Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 63(5), P301-P308. [18818445]  [abs]
  35. Edwards, CL; Bennett, GG; Wolin, KY; Johnson, S; Fowler, S; Whitfield, KE; Askew, S; MacKinnon, D; McDougald, C; Hubbard, R; Wellington, C; Feliu, M; Robinson, E (2008). Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 100(3), 299-302. [18390023]  [abs]
  36. Whitfield, KE; Edwards, CL; Brandon, D; McDougald, C (2008). Genetic and environmental influences on depressive symptoms by age and gender in African American twins.. Aging & Mental Health, 12(2), 221-227. [18389402], [doi]  [abs]
  37. Whitfield, KE; Allaire, JC; Gamaldo, A; Aiken-Morgan, AT; Sims, R; Edwards, C (2008). Blood pressure and memory in older African Americans.. Ethnicity & disease, 18(2), 181-186. [18507271]  [abs]
  38. Pells, J; Edwards, CL; McDougald, CS; Wood, M; Barksdale, C; Jonassaint, J; Leach-Beale, B; Byrd, G; Mathis, M; Harrison, MO; Feliu, M; Edwards, LY; Whitfield, KE; Rogers, L (2007). Fear of movement (kinesiophobia), pain, and psychopathology in patients with sickle cell disease.. Clinical Journal of Pain, 23(8), 707-713. [17885350], [doi]  [abs]
  39. Edwards, CL; Rogers, L (2007). Literacy as the foundation of patient responsibility.. The Journal of Pain, 8(10), 824-825. [17919635], [doi]
  40. Campbell, LC; Keefe, FJ; Scipio, C; McKee, DC; Edwards, CL; Herman, SH; Johnson, LE; Colvin, OM; McBride, CM; Donatucci, C (2007). Facilitating research participation and improving quality of life for African American prostate cancer survivors and their intimate partners. A pilot study of telephone-based coping skills training.. Cancer, 109(2 Suppl), 414-424. [17173280], [doi]  [abs]
  41. Y Wang, J Chen, K Wang, CL Edwards (2006). Education as an important risk factor for the prevalence of hypertension and elevated blood pressure in Chinese men and women.. Journal of human hypertension, 20(11), 898-900. [doi]
  42. Edwards, CL; Primm, A; Johnson, S; Feliu, M; O'Garo, K; Bennett, GG; Robinson, E; McDougald, C; Byrd, G; Harrison, O; Whitfield, K; Killough, AL (2006). Reconsideration of the training of psychiatrists and mental health professionals: helping to make soup.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 98(9), 1498-1500. [17019918]  [abs]
  43. MM Merritt, GG Bennett, RB Williams, CL Edwards, JJ Sollers (2006). Perceived racism and cardiovascular reactivity and recovery to personally relevant stress.. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, United States, 25(3), 364-9.  [abs]
  44. Whitfield, KE; Brandon, DT; Robinson, E; Bennett, G; Merritt, M; Edwards, C (2006). Sources of variability in John Henryism.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 98(4), 641-647. [16623079]  [abs]
  45. Edwards, C; Whitfield, K; Sudhakar, S; Pearce, M; Byrd, G; Wood, M; Feliu, M; Leach-Beale, B; DeCastro, L; Whitworth, E; Abrams, M; Jonassaint, J; Harrison, MO; Mathis, M; Scott, L; Johnson, S; Durant, L; Holmes, A; Presnell, K; Bennett, G; Shelby, R; Robinson, E (2006). Parental substance abuse, reports of chronic pain and coping in adult patients with sickle cell disease.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 98(3), 420-428. [16573309]  [abs]
  46. A Phan, CL Edwards, EL Robinson (2006). The assessment of pain and discomfort in individuals with mental retardation.. Research in developmental disabilities, 26(5), 433-9. [doi]  [abs]
  47. JJ Pells, KE Presnell, CL Edwards, M Wood, MO Harrison, L DeCastro, S Johnson, M Feliu, S Canada, JC Jonassaint, C Barker, B Leach-Beale, MJ Mathis, K Applegate, A Holmes, G Byrd, E Robinson (2005). Moderate chronic pain, weight and dietary intake in African-American adult patients with sickle cell disease.. Journal of the National Medical Association, 97(12), 1622-9.  [abs]
  48. CL Edwards, S Johnson, V Goli, G Byrd (2005). Extending the science beyond medication: in response to "Treatment of chronic pain in persons with dementia: an overview" by Robert N. Rubey, MD, MA.. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 20(3), 139-40; author reply 140.
  49. MO Harrison, CL Edwards, HG Koenig, HB Bosworth, L Decastro, M Wood (2005). Religiosity/spirituality and pain in patients with sickle cell disease.. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 193(4), 250-7.  [abs]
  50. GG Bennett, KY Wolin, EL Robinson, S Fowler, CL Edwards (2005). Perceived racial/ethnic harassment and tobacco use among African American young adults.. American journal of public health, 95(2), 238-40. [doi]  [abs]
  51. Edwards, C.L., Feliu, M., Johnson, S., Webster, W., Bennett, G.G., Bishop, D., Samios, V., Ellison-Manuel, T., Martinez, S. (2005). The application of cognitive-behavioral techniques for the management of complicated and persistent gout pain. Ciencias de la Conducta, 20, 89-116.
  52. CL Edwards, MT Scales, C Loughlin, GG Bennett, S Harris-Peterson, LM De Castro, E Whitworth, M Abrams, M Feliu, S Johnson, M Wood, O Harrison, A Killough (2005). A brief review of the pathophysiology, associated pain, and psychosocial issues in sickle cell disease.. International journal of behavioral medicine, 12(3), 171-9. [doi]  [abs]
  53. Campbell, LC; Keefe, FJ; McKee, DC; Edwards, CL; Herman, SH; Johnson, LE; Colvin, OM; McBride, CM; Donattuci, CF (2004). Prostate cancer in African Americans: relationship of patient and partner self-efficacy to quality of life.. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28(5), 433-444. [15504620], [doi]  [abs]
  54. Bennett, G.G., Merritt, M.M., Edwards, C.L., Whitfield, K.E., Brandon, D.T., & Tucker, R.D. (2004). Stress, Coping, and Health Outcomes Among African Americans: A Review of the John Henryism Hypothesis. Psychology and Health, 19(3), 369-383.
  55. Bennett, G.G., Merritt, M.M., Edwards, C.L., Sollers, J.T. (2003). Perceived Racism and Affective responses to ambiguous interpersonal interactions among African American Men. American Behavioral Scientist, 47 (7), 963-976.
  56. Surwit, RS; van Tilburg, MAL; Zucker, N; McCaskill, CC; Parekh, P; Feinglos, MN; Edwards, CL; Williams, P; Lane, JD (2002). Stress management improves long-term glycemic control in type 2 diabetes.. Diabetes Care, 25(1), 30-34. [11772897]  [abs]
  57. JG Chen, CL Edwards, S Vidyarthi, S Pitchumoni, S Tabrizi, D Barboriak, HC Charles, PM Doraiswamy (2002). Learning and recall in subjects at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease.. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 14(1), 58-63.  [abs]
  58. CL Edwards, RB Fillingim, F Keefe (2001). Race, ethnicity and pain.. Pain, 94(2), 133-7.  [abs]

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