Donald Edmondson, PhD

Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Medicine and Psychiatry)

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 2001 History, Union University, Jackson TN
  • MA, 2007 Psychology, Clinical, University of Connecticut
  • PhD, 2009 Psychology, Personality, University of Connecticut
  • MPH, 2012 Effectiveness and Outcomes Research, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Research

Dr. Donald Edmondson's research focuses on the potential for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to cardiovascular disease events, as well as the behavioral and physiological mechanisms of the link between PTSD and cardiovascular outcomes. He also studies the impact of the hospitalization experience itself on patient stress, sleep, physical conditioning, and nutrition.

Grants

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE RESOURCE AND COORDINATING CENTER (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2015 - May 31 2020

IMPACT OF PTSD ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN SURVIVORS OF STROKE AND TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (Federal Gov)

Jun 20 2016 - Mar 31 2020

TESTING BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MECHANISMS OF THE POSTHOSPITAL SYNDROME MODEL OFEARLY REHOSPITALIZATION IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME PATIENTS (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2019

IMPACT OF SOCIAL-INTERPERSONAL FACTORS IN THE ER ON PTSD/CARDIAC OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Aug 8 2013 - Jul 31 2019

PTSD, MEDICATION ADHERENCE, AND PROGNOSIS AFTER ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES (Federal Gov)

Aug 15 2014 - Jun 30 2019

TEST OF A NEW THEORY TO EXPLAIN EXCESS RISK IN CARDIAC PTSD (Federal Gov)

Jul 15 2015 - Mar 31 2019

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 1994 - Feb 28 2017

MIDCAREER MENTORING IN BEHAVIORAL CARDIOLOGY: DEPRESSSION & CARDIOVASCULAR (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2006 - Jul 31 2016

DEPRESSION, BIOBEHAVIORAL MECHANISMS, & CHD/MORTALITY OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Sep 22 2008 - Nov 30 2014

INNOVATIVE MENTORING AND MPH EDUCATION IN RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE IN COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

Sep 28 2010 - Sep 27 2013

Selected Publications

  • Edmondson D. (2014). An enduring somatic threat model of posttraumatic stress disorder due to acute life-threatening medical events. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8(3), 118-134. PMCID: PMC4048720 [Available on 2015/3/15]
  • Edmondson D, Green P, Ye S, Halazun H, Davidson KW (2014). Psychological stress and 30-day all-cause hospital readmission in acute coronary syndrome patients: An observational cohort study. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(3): e91477. PMCID: PMC3951368
  • Edmondson D, Kronish IM, Wasson LT, Giglio J, Davidson KW, Whang W. A test of the diathesis-stress model in the emergency department: Who develops PTSD after an acute coronary syndrome? Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2014, 53:8-13. PMCID: PMC4023688
  • Kronish IM, Lin JJ, Cohen BE, Voils CI, Edmondson D. (2014). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder increases risk for non-adherence to medications in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. JAMA Internal Medicine, 174(3), 468-470. PMCID: PMC3999520
  • Edmondson D, Kronish IM, Shaffer JA, Falzon L, Burg MM (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk for coronary heart disease: A meta-analytic review. American Heart Journal, 166, 806-814. PMCID: PMC3815706 [Available on 2014/11/1]
  • Edmondson, D., Newman, J. D., Whang, W., & Davidson, K.W. (2013). Emotional triggers of acute myocardial infarction: Do they matter? European Heart Journal, 34, 300-6. PMCID: PMC3549526
  • Edmondson D, Richardson S, Fausett JK, Falzon L, Howard VJ, Kronish I. Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in stroke survivors: A meta-analytic review. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e66435. PMCID: PMC3686746
  • Edmondson, D., Shimbo, D., Ye, S., Wyer, P., & Davidson, K.W. (2013). The association of emergency department crowding during treatment for acute coronary syndrome with subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013;173:472-475. PMCID: PMC3973030
  • Edmondson, D., Richardson, S., Falzon, L., Davidson, K.W., Mills, M.A., & Neria, Y. (2012). Posttraumatic stress disorder prevalence and risk of recurrence in acute coronary syndrome patients: A meta-analytic review. PLoS ONE. PMCID: PMCID: PMC3380054
  • Edmondson, D., Rieckmann, N., Shaffer, J. A., Schwartz, J. E., Burg, M. M., Davidson, K. W., Clemow, L., Shimbo, D., & Kronish, I. M. (2011). Posttraumatic stress due to an acute coronary syndrome increases risk of 42-month major adverse cardiac events and all-cause mortality. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 1621-26. PMCID: PMC3210372