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Emily Edwards, Ph.D.

Dr. Emily Edwards is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CUNY Graduate Center. As a scientist practitioner, Dr. Edwards embraces integration of clinical practice and research. Her research focuses on themes of justice-involvement, suicide, and personality disorders, particularly among military Veterans, and on transdiagnostic interventions to reduce risk for individuals affected by these difficulties. In addition to her research and clinical work, Dr. Edwards has also provided consultation services to local problem-solving courts, the Veterans Benefits Association, VA Office of General Counsel, and NYC Department of Corrections, among others.


Director, VISN 2 MIRECC Clinical Core
Training Director, VISN 2 MIRECC Externship Program
Director, DBT for Justice-Involved Veterans
Clinical Research Psychologist, James J Peters VAMC
Researcher-in-Residence, VA/Army STARRS
Clinical Instructor, Yale School of Medicine
Research Affiliate, VA National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans

Research Interests

Criminal justice involvement; suicide; personality disorders; treatment development; program evaluation


Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Justice-Involved Veterans: A Randomized Clinical Trial (2023-2027)
Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: VA RR&D

Westchester County Drug Treatment Court Evaluation Services (2023-2026)
Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Funding source: NY State Unified Court System

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Justice-Involved Veterans: Assessing Preliminary Efficacy (2021-2022)
Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: VA NACHAV

Westchester County Veterans Treatment Court Evaluation Services (2021-2023)
Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Funding source: NY State Unified Court System

Partnered implementation evaluation of a national sponsorship program for transitioning service members. (2021-2024)
Role: Co-Investigator. Funding source: VA Queri

Long-COVID recovery treatment development (2022-2024)
Role: Co-Investigator Funding Source: VA SPiRE

Publications (Selected)

A full list of Dr. Edwards’s publications can be found here.

Edwards, E. R., Greene, A. L., Epshteyn, G., Gromatsky, M., Kinney, A. R., & Holliday, R. Mental health of incarcerated Veterans and civilians: A latent class analysis of the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates. Criminal Justice & Behavior, Accepted 2022.

Edwards, E. R., Dichiara, A., Gromatsky, M., Tsai, J., Goodman, M., & Pietrzak, R. Understanding risk of younger Veterans: Risk and protective factors associated with suicide attempt, homelessness, and arrest in a nationally representative Veteran sample. Military Psychology, 2021.

Edwards, E. R., Gromatsky, M., Dichiara, A., Goodman, M., Tsai, J., Geraci, A., & Geraci, J. Demographic and socioeconomic correlates of suicide deaths and nonfatal self-injury related hospital visits: An analysis of counties in New York State. Psychiatric Research, 2022.

Edwards, E. R., Gromatsky, M., Sissoko, G., Hazlett, E., Sullivan, S. R., Geraci, J., & Goodman, M. Arrest history and psychopathology among veterans at risk for suicide. Psychological Services, 2022.

Edwards, E. R., Tran, H., Wrobleski, J., Rabhan, Y., Yin, J., Chiodi, C., Goodman, M., & Geraci, J. Prevalence of personality disorders across Veteran samples: A meta-analysis. Journal of Personality Disorders, 2022.



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