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Emily Edwards, M.Ed.

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Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Youth Violence Prevention & Research Center
Research Associate and Data Manager

School of Public Health and Information Sciences
485 E Gray St., Room 208
Louisville, KY 40202




Emily Edwards, M.Ed. serves as a Research Associate/Data Manager on the Youth Violence Prevention Research Center (YVPRC) team. Edwards has a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from UofL’s College of Education and Human Development and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. Edwards is trained in counseling and social work, clinical and organizational research, which has influenced her multidisciplinary lens and approach to public health and wellbeing. She joined the YVPRC research team in 2020 and has responsibility for managing complex data sets and conducting quantitative analysis.


Middleton, J., Edwards, E. E., Roe-Sepowitz, D., Inman, N., Frey, L, & Gattis, M. (under review) Adverse childhood experiences as predictors of sex trafficking among homeless youth in Kentuckiana. Journal of Human Trafficking.

Edwards, E. E., Middleton, J., & Cole, J. (revise and resubmit) Family-controlled trafficking in the United States: Victim characteristics, system response, and case outcomes. Journal ofHuman Trafficking.

Middleton, J., & Edwards, E. E. (2021). Detecting child trafficking within the child welfare system: recommendations and best practices for screening and identification protocols in the United States. Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, 9(1), 1‒10. DOI: 10.15406/frcij.2021.09.00335.

Blanco, K. T., McNeill, B. W., McCubbin, L. D., Hewlett, N. E., Edwards, E. E., Untalan, A., & King, S. (2021) Mexican migrant farmworkers’ narratives on adversity and coping. In Cervantes, J. M. & McNeill, B. (Eds), Latinx healing practices: Psychospiritual counseling interventions. Cognella Academic Publishing.

Middleton, J. & Edwards, E. E. (2020). A five-year analysis of child trafficking in the United States: exploring case characteristics and outcomes to inform child welfare system response. Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, 8(5), 192‒203. DOI: 10.15406/frcij.2020.08.00328

Whiteman, G., Edwards, E. E., Savelle, A., & Whiteman, K. (2020). How do missionaries becomes resilient?: Preliminary findings from the resilient missionary study. In Hill, G. J. (Ed.), Relentless love: Living out integral mission to combat poverty, injustice, and conflict. Langham Global Library.

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