Dr. Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine (BUSM) at Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC). She maintains a clinical practice in hematology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) with a specific research interest in plasma cell disorders (PCDs). She is committed to improving the care of vulnerable patient populations using her translational research platform to address unanswered questions encountered in clinical care. After internal medicine residency at Harlem Hospital Center, she completed the hematology and oncology fellowship at BUSM/BMC, obtaining rigorous research training through the comprehensive cancer center, the world-renowned BU Amyloidosis Center, and the Center for Regenerative Medicine.
As a physician-scientist and hematologist, her research and clinical platforms are multifaceted. Her translational research focuses on integrating clinical data from large databases with the knowledge gained from PCD modeling using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells to understand disease biology in a socioenvironmental context, study the earliest signs of disease, test treatments, and develop the most promising therapeutic agents. Her work has led to several prestigious awards from the American Society of Hematology, the International Society of Amyloidosis, and the International Myeloma Foundation. In her clinical capacity, she provides care for patients with hematologic diseases and advocates for underserved populations through community-based patient and peer education programs.
Dr. Edwards also has a strong passion for teaching and mentorship. She is an active Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee member and a career mentor for several clinical trainees.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
I am part of a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, researchers, students and staff from different countries and various regions of the U.S. The culture of our Section is defined by the unique perspectives that we each bring with us. As both a large academic medical center and safety-net hospital serving the communities of Boston and its surroundings, our trainees engage in cutting edge research and gain real-world clinical experience by caring for local underserved populations. Our multilingual team is committed to promoting cultural competency, equity and inclusion in science, medicine and healthcare. We strive to maintain a workforce that is as diverse as the communities we serve, and aim to create a safe space for our members to learn, grow and succeed in their life goals. Acknowledging that we all have a role to play, I am dedicated to welcoming and celebrating individuals of all races, ethnicities, social backgrounds, religion, gender, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.
Defining a molecular signature of cardiotoxicity in systemic immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis
02/15/2023 - 12/31/2023 (PI)International Myeloma Foundation
SPORE in Multiple Myeloma
06/01/2021 - 05/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)Dana-Farber Cancer Institute NIH NCI5P50CA100707-19
Defining a molecular signature of cardiac tissue dysfunction in systemic immunoglobulin light-chain amyloidosis
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (PI)American Society of Hematology
M13-494: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label Study of Venetoclax and Dexamethasone Compared with Pomalidomide and Dexamethasone in Subjects with t(11;14)-Positive Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
10/21/2020 - 10/20/2023 (PI)
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Ghosh S, Villacorta-Martin C, Lindstrom-Vautrin J, Kenney D, Golden CS, Edwards CV, Sanchorawala V, Connors LH, Giadone RM, Murphy GJ. Mapping cellular response to destabilized transthyretin reveals cell- and amyloidogenic protein-specific signatures. Amyloid. 2023 Dec; 30(4):379-393.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37439769; DOI: 10.1080/13506129.2023.2224494;
Wolkow N, Romo LV, Edwards CV, Stagner AM. Case 21-2023: A 61-Year-Old Man with Eyelid Swelling. N Engl J Med. 2023 Jul 13; 389(2):166-175. PMID: 37437147
Murray Horwitz ME, Tabani A, Brédy GS, Flynn DB, Edwards CV, Curran NJ, Parikh NI. The effect of postpartum lifestyle interventions on blood pressure: a systematic literature review. J Hypertens. 2023 Aug 01; 41(8):1231-1238.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37404053
Horwitz MEM, Edwards CV, Athavale P, McCloskey L, Cabral HJ, Benjamin EJ, Handley MA. The STAR-MAMA RCT: Bilingual Mobile Health Coaching for Postpartum Weight Loss. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Oct; 65(4):596-607.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37028566
Murray Horwitz ME, Prifti CA, Battaglia TA, Ajayi AT, Edwards CV, Benjamin EJ, Yarrington CD, Parker SE. Prepregnancy Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in a Safety-Net Hospital. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 Apr; 32(4):401-408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36827080; PMCID: PMC10329150; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2022.0322;
La J, DuMontier C, Hassan H, Abdallah M, Edwards C, Verma K, Ferri G, Dharne M, Yildirim C, Corrigan J, Gaziano JM, Do NV, Brophy MT, Driver JA, Munshi NC, Fillmore NR. Validation of algorithms to select patients with multiple myeloma and patients initiating myeloma treatment in the national Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2023 May; 32(5):558-566.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36458420; PMCID: PMC10448707; DOI: 10.1002/pds.5579;
Horta LFB, Edwards CV, Kaku MC, Lau KHV. Clinical Reasoning: A 67-Year-Old Woman With Progressive Tingling Sensations and Imbalance. Neurology. 2023 Jan 17; 100(3):151-157.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36302667
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2020-2021 Boston University:
American Society of Hematology Research Training Award
2019 Boston University School of Medicine:
Residents’ Teaching Award
2018 Boston University School of Medicine:
Fellow Immersion Training in Addiction Medicine Scholarship Award
2017 Amyloidosis Foundation:
Junior Researcher Travel Award for the XVIth Annual Symposium