Emmeline Edwards

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), USA


Dr. Emmeline Edwards is director of the Division of Extramural Research of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). In that capacity, she is responsible for planning and policy, and development of scientific programs or areas of science that fulfill NCCAM's mission. NCCAM is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with a mission to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.


Before coming to NIH, Dr. Edwards earned her Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from Forham 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.