Dr. Edmonds is an infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in the use of observational clinical cohort data, in concert with innovative, appropriate methodological approaches, to answer high priority research questions. With a PhD and MSPH in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), he has over 15 years of experience researching adults and children living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV, both in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States.
Dr. Edmonds has been involved with IeDEA since 2008, first through his work with UNC’s HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a regional representative for the IeDEA Pediatric Working Group and the CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration. He is currently leading a multiregional IeDEA concept focusing on key clinical and programmatic outcomes of HIV-exposed infants across the global consortium. An Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at UNC, he is also a co-investigator and the analytic director for the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study at UNC.