Heather Edwards, PhD, MPH, MBA, is an Associate Director on the Evaluation and Analysis team at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Edwards previously served as a Program Officer for Strategic Portfolio Analysis on the team.
Before joining PCORI, Edwards was a Leidos Biomedical Research contractor at the National Cancer Institute. She managed projects and conducted research in areas related to cancer care delivery, with a particular focus on analyzing the organization’s grant portfolio to identify new scientific priorities.
Edwards received a BA in political science from Samford University, master’s degrees in communication and public health and a PhD in mass communication from the University of Florida, and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.