Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Extramural Research
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D., is director of the Division of Extramural Research of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). In that capacity, she is responsible for development of scientific programs or areas of science that fulfill NCCIH’s mission as well as planning, implementation, and policy. Prior to joining NCCIH, Dr. Edwards served as deputy director of the Extramural Program at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Before coming to the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Edwards earned her Ph.D. in neurochemistry from Fordham University, did postdoctoral research in behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience at the State University of New York, and was a tenured associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland. Her research there focused on the neural mechanisms of complex behaviors and characterization of a genetic model of affective disorders. She also served as chair of the Graduate Studies and Research Committee and as a member of the Dean’s Executive Council at the University of Maryland.
Currently, Dr. Edwards is chair of Women in World Neuroscience (WWN), an independent mentoring and networking organization with the primary mission of identifying, promoting, and implementing mentoring and networking opportunities for women neuroscientists across the world.