Nicholas M. Edwards, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-0250

Fax 513-636-6374


Physical activity promotion; overweight/obesity prevention and treatment; infectious disease in athletes; injury risk and biomechanics in overweight/obese adolescents

Dr. Edwards is an assistant professor and a pediatrician who specializes in sports medicine and performs research related to physical activity and overweight/obesity in youth. His training background is in medicine and public health, and he has presented his work nationally at scientific meetings. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including small private practices and large medical centers. He has provided medical coverage for numerous athletic events, ranging from youth sports to the Division I collegiate level, and ranging from small local events to large community events such as marathons.

BS: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI, 1999.

MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, 2003.

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI, 2006.

Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2007.

Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.

MPH: University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2006.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, 2007.

Edwards NM, Pettingell S, Borowsky IW. Where Perception Meets Reality: Self-Perception of Weight and Weight-related Behaviors in a Nationally Representative Sample of Overweight AdolescentsPediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):e452-8. 

Edwards NM, Casey R, Johnson R. Extensive arterial embolus in the arm of a college runner with thoracic outlet syndrome: a case reportClin J Sport Med 2009;19(4):331-2.

Edwards NM, Schwarzenberg SJ. Designing and implementing an effective pediatric weight management program. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2009;10(3):197-203.

Published Abstracts

Edwards NM, Pettingell S, Borowsky I. Where Perception Meets Reality: Weight Self-Perception and Weight Behaviors in a Nationally Representative Sample of Overweight Adolescents. In: Poster Session 3 Selected Posters from 725-P through 965-P. Obesity. 2008 Oct;16(S1):S316.

Edwards NM, Johnson R, Dutton, N. A Prospective Study of Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage in Symptomatic [sic] University Athletes. In: ADDENDUM - 2007 Poster Presentations American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 16th Annual Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico April 21-25, 2007 (Abstracts Received After 2007 Deadline). Clin J Sport Med. 2008 May;18(3):307.

Edwards NM. Knee Pain in a Football Spectator - Another Argument Against Excessive Television Viewing. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 May;39(5 Suppl):S145.