Jessie K. Edwards, PhD

Research Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435


Dr. Jess Edwards is a research assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on using quantitative epidemiologic methods to improve public health, particularly in the area of HIV. Substantively, she is interested in estimating effects of interventions along the HIV continuum of care using clinical data. Methodologically, she focuses on techniques for causal inference in settings with complex or high dimensional exposure plans, measurement error and missing data.

Research Activities

Epidemiologic Methods and Infectious Diseases

Key Publications

Loss to clinic and five-year mortality among HIV-infected antiretroviral therapy initiators. S Cole, J Edwards, J Eron, E Geng, C Mathews, R Moore, M Mugavero, D Westreich (2014). PloS one, 9(7), e102305.


PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2013

MSPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2010

BS, International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007