Digna Velez Edwards, PhD, MS, is a genetic epidemiologist, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Division of Quantitative Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of the Women's Health Research in the Institute of Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is MPI of the Vanderbilt Integrated Center of Excellence in Maternal and Pediatric Precision Therapeutics (VICE-MPRINT) and lead of Project 1 for VICE-MPRINT. Her primary research is focused on examining genetic and environmental risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes and women’s reproductive health complications. She has a funded research program focused on racial disparities in genetic risk and the role of gene and environment interactions in complex diseases, with a specific interest in gynecologic and pregnancy health.