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Kasey Edwardson, Ph.D., MPH, MLS(ASCP)cmSCcm

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Professional Background

Kasey Edwardson, Ph.D., MPH, MLS(ASCP)CMSCCM, is a clinical assistant professor in the KU Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in phlebotomy and fundamentals of analytical techniques in the undergraduate program in clinical laboratory science. She also teaches research methods and clinical correlations courses in the doctoral program in clinical laboratory science.

Academic Background
Edwardson completed an associate of applied science degree in medical laboratory technology at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Neb., in 2012, and a bachelor's degree in health sciences at Bellevue University in 2013.

In 2015, she graduated with a master's of public health in epidemiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 2021 she completed a doctorate in educational leadership and higher education, with a graduate minor in quantitative, qualitative, and psychometric methods, from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Professional Background
Edwardson is certified as a medical laboratory scientist and specialist in chemistry through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She has experience as a medical laboratory scientist and a clinical chemist in hospital laboratories in the Omaha, Neb., metro area.

At Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Neb., Edwardson served as an instructor in medical laboratory technology from 2015 to 2018 and then as program director and instructor for health care services during 2018-2020. In addition, she was a clinical research coordinator for Nebraska Hematology-Oncology, PC.

Education and Training
  • AAS, Medical Laboratory Technology, Southeast Community College, Lincoln, NE
  • BA, Health Sciences, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • PhD, Educational Leadership and Higher Education, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE



Edwardson's research focus is on educational and career advancement in laboratory professions, clinical laboratory sciences faculty development, and laboratory workforce concerns.

Additional research projects include the association between health and academic outcomes in higher education, and in the societal, institutional, and individual factors related to student outcomes.