Dr. Edwards is Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Education at the Duke University Health System. In addition, she serves as an Associate Consulting Professor with the Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Edwards is the Deputy Director of the Duke Area Health Education Center (AHEC), an affiliate of the North Carolina AHEC Centers Program.
Dr. Edwards is currently serving as the Chair of the North Carolina Board of Nursing. She is a 2007 Health Research Education Trust Fellow in Cultural Competence and a 2007 Fellow of the Advisory Board Company after completing the two-year Academy Fellowship. Dr. Edwards also serves as a Commissioner for the International Association of Education & Training.