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Samuel T. Edwards, MD, MPH – Career Development Awardee

Samuel T. Edwards, MD, MPH Samuel T. Edwards, MD, MPH
VA Portland Health Care System
Portland, OR 


Samuel Edwards is a primary care physician, general internist, and health services researcher at the VA Portland Health Care System and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Edwards's research focuses on the role and function of primary care, with a focus on the care of high-need individuals through Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC). His Career Development Award uses mixed methods to explore what features of HBPC drive its success in reducing hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions, and will use these insights to develop an intervention to improve care in HBPC. He is interested in innovative research methods, and complexity science informed approaches to system change.

Dr. Edwards received his medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, completed residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care at Harvard Medical School and received a master of public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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