Danielle Edwards

PhD Student


Deering Hall
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

Danielle Edwards is a doctoral candidate in Bioethics and Health Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is a recipient of the Sir Arthur Newsholme Scholarship, a recipient of the Center for Qualitative Studies in Health & Medicine Dissertation Enhancement Award, and a 2015 – 2017 Center for a Livable Future – Lerner Fellow.  Danielle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Science degree in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Prior to beginning her doctoral studies at Hopkins, Danielle spent several years as a patent attorney in private practice in Washington, DC and served as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the 111th Congress.  Danielle’s research interests include ethical, legal, social, and health issues arising from factory farming and industrial food production and using nudge techniques to encourage a more plant based diet.


  • B.S., Biology, Slippery Rock University
  • M.S., Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling, Sarah Lawrence College
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Recent Publications

  • Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Edwards DM, Rodman SO, Barry CL. Legal Action Against Health Claims On Foods and Beverages Marketed to Youth. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(3):450-456
  • Neff RA, Edwards D, Ramsing R, Palmer A, Righter A, Wolfson J. Reducing meat consumption in the USA: A nationally representative survey of attitudes and behaviours. Public Health Nutrition.2018;21(10):1835-1844