Dr. Lorece Edwards

Title: 
Associate Professor
Office Location: 
Portage 211
Phone: 
443-885-3566
Email: 
lorece.edwards@morgan.edu
Education:

DrPH, Public Health (Health Promotion/Disease Prevention), May 2004
Morgan State University School of Public Health and Policy

Dissertation: Women and HIV: Exploring the Relationship between HIV
Medication Adherence and Social Support among African American
Women (Co - Principal Investigator, Jean R. Anderson, M.D. Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions)

M.H.S., Master of Human Services, May 1999
Lincoln University

Thesis: Teaching as Treatment: Interpersonal Skills for Spousal Abusers

B.A., Human and Social Resources, July 1990
Sojourner-Douglass College

Education:

DrPH, Public Health (Health Promotion/Disease Prevention), May 2004
Morgan State University School of Public Health and Policy

Dissertation: Women and HIV: Exploring the Relationship between HIV
Medication Adherence and Social Support among African American
Women (Co - Principal Investigator, Jean R. Anderson, M.D. Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions)

M.H.S., Master of Human Services, May 1999
Lincoln University

Thesis: Teaching as Treatment: Interpersonal Skills for Spousal Abusers

B.A., Human and Social Resources, July 1990
Sojourner-Douglass College

Dr. Lorece V. Edwards is a native Baltimorean. She is currently the Director of Community Practice and Outreach and Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences at the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy.

Dr. Edwards' current research interest includes: health promotion/disease prevention, women's health, HIV/AIDS, service-learning and community-based participatory research. She is especially concerned about the impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community. Most recently, Dr. Edwards launched two new projects: Project WISE, (the women's initiative for safety and empowerment) and the WHISK Explosion, (women's health increasing the awareness of science and knowledge among women) which focuses on sex and gender differences in research and health among women.
Dr. Edwards is very active within the community. She was appointed by the Baltimore City Council to serve on the HIV/AIDS Commission, she is a board member with the Maryland Public Health Association, and she also serves as a senior advisor for the Baltimore City Health Planning Council.

Littlefield, M., Edwards, L., & Akers, T. (2014). A Campus-Community Partnership to Disseminate Health IT Resources among African Americans, Journal of Social Work Education, 50, 648 - 659.

The Whisk Pilot (women's health: increasing the awareness of science and knowledge) Project: Recognizing Sex and Gender Differences in Women's Health and Wellness was submitted (2013) Global Advances in Health and Medicine (in press).

Edwards, L., Irving, S., Amutah, N., & Sydnor, K. (2012). Am I My Mother's Keeper? Unexpected Sources of Social Support among African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Black Studies, (43)5, 571-595.

Edwards, L., Irving, S., and Hawkins, A. (2011). Till death do us part: Life experiences of married HIV-positive African American Women. Qualitative Report, (16), 5, 1361-1379.
Selected as article notable article of week by TQR

Edwards, L., Hawkins, A., and Sydnor, K. (2010). Community Health Approaches to Mobilizing Partnerships and Service-Learning. CES4Health.

Sydnor, K., Hawkins, A., and Edwards, L. (2009). Expanding Research Opportunities: The Fit between HBCUs and CBPR. Journal of Negros Education, 79(1), 79-86.

Frye, V., Latka, M., Fortin, P., Purcell, D., Edwards, L. et al., (2009). Managing Identity Impacts Associated with Disclosure of HIV Status: A Qualitative Investigation (Inspire), Journal of AIDS, 21:8, pp. 1071 - 1078.

Edwards, L., Yarber, L., and Idowu, B. (2008). An African American Crisis: HIV/AIDS among African American Women. One Healthy Life Newsletter, Issue 16.

Referenced in: Creswell, J. (2007). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Traditions, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mitchell, S., and Edwards, L., et al., (2007). Types of Social Support and their Association with Outcome Goals in Multi-Site Intervention for HIV-Sero-positive Injection Drug Users (Inspire). Journal of AIDS, 46 (S2), pp. S55-S63.

Edwards, L. (2006). Perceived Social Support and HIV Medication Adherence among African American Women. Qualitative Health Research, 16 (5) pp. 679 - 691. Cited by 58 related articles.

Edwards, L. and Anderson, J. (2004). Women and HIV: Exploring the Relationship between Medication Adherence and Perceived Social Support among African American Women Ages 40-49, XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand (Abstract #TuPeD5209).

Edwards, L., Zarba, A., and Paluzzi, P. (2002). Interpersonal Violence and Adherence to HIV/AIDS Medication, Journal for Research on African American Women, 3 (1), pp. 22-30.