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Jean Edward, PhD

Cancer Center Member

Jean Edward

Research Programs:
Cancer Prevention and Control

Colleges & Departments:
College of Nursing

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Health literacy, healthcare access disparities, and healthcare policy.

Contact Information

751 Rose Street, College of Nursing
Lexington, KY 40536
United States



  1. Exploring Characteristics and Health Care Utilization Trends among Individuals who fall in the Health Insurance Assistance Gap in a Medicaid Non-Expansion State. Edward, J., Mir, N., Monti, D., Shacham, E., Politi, M. (2018). Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. 18(4):206-214
  2. The Impact of Health and Health Insurance Literacy on Access to Care for Hispanic/Latino communities. Edward J., Morris S, Mataoui F, Granberry P, Williams MV, Torres I. (2018) Public Health Nursing. 35(3):176-183
  3. Employee adherence to a tobacco-free executive order in Kentucky. Ickes, M.J., Wiggins, A., Rayens, MK, Edward, J., Hahn. E.J. (2018). American Journal of Health Promotion. 33(1), 24–29.
  4. The Importance and Impact of Patients’ Health Literacy on Low Back Pain Management. Edward, J., Carreon, L.Y., Williams, M.V., Glassman, S., Li, J. (2017). The Spine Journal. 18(2), 370-376.
  5. Examining Geographic Barriers to Healthcare Access for Hispanic Latino Immigrants in the U.S. South using GIS. Edward, J., & Biddle, D. (2017). Journal of Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities. Apr;4(2):297-307


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University of Louisville, Certificate in Health Professions Education

Bellarmine University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing