Jodi Edwards* PhD


Jodi Edwards* PhD
Associate Professor

Scientist and Director, Brain and Heart Nexus Research Program
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Fellow, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Room: 40 Ruskin Street

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Jodi Edwards


Dr. Jodi Edwards is the Director of the Brain and Heart Nexus Research Program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Edwards is a cardiovascular epidemiologist, whose research program involves risk assessment and predictive modeling for the heart-brain interface, with a specific focus on the identification of novel cardiac markers of stroke and dementia risk. Dr. Edwards completed her doctoral training at the University of British Columbia in 2014, where she was awarded the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health Brain Star Award for her doctoral work. She went on to complete a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Sandra Black at Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, prior to joining the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in December 2017. Dr. Edwards has published extensively in leading clinical journals including the Journal of the American Heart Association, Stroke, Neurology, and Alzheimer’s and Dementia and her work has received national media attention. She is an active member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Women’s Heart Health Alliance.

Fields of Interest

  • Novel cardiac markers of stroke and dementia risk
  • Heart-brain connections and predictive risk modeling
  • Cardiovascular comorbidity and impact on short- and long-term outcomes
  • Screening for cardiovascular risk
  • Women’s heart and brain health
  • Population-based and administrative databases for cardiovascular research
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