Shandra Edwards is a Program Manager in the Office of the Associate Director of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP). Shandra works closely with HDRP staff, providing grant management, budget, and administrative support for the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, Cancer Care Delivery Research team.
Prior to joining HDRP, Shandra worked as a contractor for both NCI and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional with 18+ years of experience conducting both clinical and health disparities research. Shandra has worked with federal, state, and local governments, academic research institutions, and community health centers to improve participation among minority and medically underserved populations in research. Her areas of interest include community-based participatory research, health equity, social determinants of health, and community engagement.
Shandra received a B.S. from Howard University and a MPH from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates.