• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
  • Operational Research Consultant, WHO
  • Noncommunicable Diseases/Operational Research Consultant, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health

Seattle, WA
United States

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Dr. Edwards currently splits his time between working for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) doing operational research/program support and teaching clinical family medicine with the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise. He has been with MSF since 2012 and have worked throughout Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Projects have included primary care, chronic diseases, HIV/TB, Malaria, Ebola and complex refugee care in conflict settings. Dr. Edward's research continues to span all of these contexts and focuses trying to answer operational challenges that lead to improved access and quality of care for those in the most need.

  • MD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Ebola
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Poverty
  • Quality Improvement
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

1. Zheng H, Zhang G, Polin C, Fuzhen W, Rodewal L, Ning M, Edwards JK, Ning F, Huaqing W. Compliance among infants exposed to hepatitis B virus in a post-vaccination serological testing program in four provinces in China, 2016-2017. BMC Infectious Diseases in Poverty. 2019; 8: 57. doi: 10.1186/s40249-019-0568-y PMID: 31269994

2. Dai SM, Edwards JK, Guan Z, et al. What is the oncomelanid snail burden in seven provinces within the Yangtze River drainage in China, 2009-2017? BMC Infectious Diseases in Poverty, 8,48(2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40249-019-0562-4 PMID: 31208457

3. Matson JM, Massaquoi M, Sprecher A, Giuliani R, Edwards JK, et al. Bacteremia is not commonly detected in Ebola virus disease. Open Forum Infectious Diseases 6(Supplement_2):S792-S792, October 2019. DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofz360.1989

4. Ngoga G, Park PH, Borg R, Bukhman G, Ali E, Munyaneza F, Nkikabahizi F, Rusingiza E, Edwards JK, Hedt-Guathier B. Outcomes of decentralizing hypertension care from district hospitals to health centers in Rwanda, 2013-2014. Public Health Action. 2019 Dec 21;9(4):142-147. doi: 10.5588/pha.19.0007. PMID: 32042605