Emmeline Edwards, PhD

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, USA


Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D., is director of the Division of Extramural Research. The Division of Extramural Research develops and oversees NCCIH-funded research and research training programs. Division staff provide guidance regarding NCCIH research interests and priorities, and funding mechanisms and opportunities. Prior to joining NCCIH, Dr. Edwards was Deputy Director of the Extramural Program at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) where she provided oversight to all scientific and administrative aspects of research programs funded by NINDS. Before becoming the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NINDS, Dr. Edwards was Program Director for Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience at NINDS.

Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Edwards was Program Director for Behavioral Neuroscience at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NSF representative to the Human Brain Project. Dr. Edwards was also a faculty member in the Pharmacology and Neuroscience Programs at the University of Maryland. Dr. Edwards earned her B.A. from The College of New Rochelle and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Fordham University.