Karlyn Edwards

PhD Student



Clinical Psychology


My research interests are in chronic pain, opioid and other substance use, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Specifically, I am interested in researching efficacious interventions for co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorders, the impacts of Opioid Replacement Therapy in chronic pain patients, and the use of ACT in pain and substance use interdisciplinary treatment settings. I have also recently completed my Master’s Thesis examining social norms of opioids in comparison to other substances among college students, and have clinical interests in Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.