Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D., a specialist in neural mechanisms of complex behaviors, is currently director of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a component of the National Institutes of Health. The Division of Extramural Research develops and oversees NCCIH-funded research and research training programs. Prior to joining NCCIH, Dr. Edwards was Deputy Director of the Extramural Program at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) following a five year tenure as Program Director for Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience at NINDS. Before coming to NIH, Dr. Edwards was Program Director for Behavioral Neuroscience at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NSF representative to the Human Brain Project. Dr. Edwards was also a tenured faculty member in the Pharmacology and Neuroscience Programs at the University of Maryland. Dr. Edwards earned her B.A. from The College of New Rochelle and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Fordham University.