MFA, Nonfiction Writing, Emerson College
Laurie Edwards is a lecturer in the Department of English, Director of Advanced Writing in the Disciplines, and is the online instruction coordinator. She received her BA from Georgetown University and her MFA in nonfiction writing from Emerson College. She primarily teaches advanced writing for the health sciences, with an interest in e-portfolios, assessment, and online pedagogy. She is the author of two books on chronic illness: Life Disrupted (Walker, 2008), a Library Journal Best Consumer Health Book, and In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America (Walker, 2013), a Booklist Editor’s Choice for 2013. Her main areas of research include chronic illness and public health, pain and gender, and social media and patient activism. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and many other outlets, and she is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and Cognoscenti, WBUR’s Ideas and Opinions page.