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Jonathan P. Edwards

Jonathan P. Edwards, Ph.D., LCSW. ACSW, NYCPS, Program Consultant, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dr. Edwards is a social scientist, public health advisor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Personal Medicine Coach, and serves on the faculty of Columbia School of Social Work. He led the largest peer support workforce within the NYC Hospital system and continues to make significant contributions to the peer workforce. Dr. Edwards contributed to National Practice Guidelines for Peer Support Specialists and Supervisors; presented nationally and internationally; and served as a technical expert to SAMHSA’s National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification and Recovery Research Agenda. He has received several awards, co-authored peer-reviewed articles, and co-edited “What It Takes: Wisdom from Peer Support Specialists and Supervisors”. Dr. Edwards received his M. Phil and Ph.D. in Social Welfare from CUNY Graduate Center; his MSW from Silberman School of Social Work; and his bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from City College of CUNY.