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Elizabeth Edwards, MD

Resident (Class of 2024)

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine


Elizabeth Edwards was born and spent a significant portion of her childhood growing up in Eastern Europe. She studied Psychology with a focus on neuroscience during her undergraduate time at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where she assisted in research investigating the functional and neurological signs of depression. During her time as a medical student at UICOM-Peoria, she participated in the Rural Student Physician Program where she completed a scholarly project mapping the availability of medication-assisted treatment and behavioral counseling services to pregnant women with substance use disorder as part of the statewide Illinois perinatal initiative. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, getting to know the Peoria community, and finding the best salsa dancing in town.