Digna Velez Edwards, MS, PhD

Director, Women's Health Research
Director, Division of Quantitative Sciences
Co-Director, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development T32
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Topics: Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Countries: Brazil, Nigeria, Vietnam

Dr. Digna Velez Edwards is a genetic epidemiologist, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Division of Quantitative Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Women's Health Research Center, Investigator of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, and a member of the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center. She has doctoral training in human genetics and has a master's degree in statistics. She started as faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2010, pursuing research focused on understanding the genetic determinants of racial disparities and the role of gene and environment interactions in the risk for complex diseases, with a specific interest in fibroproliferative disorders that include uterine fibroids and keloids and diseases that disproportionately impact women's reproductive health.