Lori Edwards, DrPH, MPH, BSN, RN, APHN, BC. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Health. She is the Associate Director for the Center for Community Based Engagement and Learning and the Associate Director of Global Occupational Health at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Office of Global Health, with the WHO Collaborating Center for Occupational Health at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Edwards conducts community based participatory research and recently focused on the promotion of occupational health and safety with Vietnamese nail salon workers. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Public Health Nursing. For the past 25 years, Dr. Edwards has worked in local Baltimore communities and developed and directed numerous community based intervention projects. She also works in global health and has developed programs internationally. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, she was faculty for over 25 years at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Edwards received her BSN from University of Maryland, her MPH and DrPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.