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Matthew Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. In this role, Matthew also serves as the assistant director of residency training for the general adult psychiatry residency program. His clinical interests are in community and forensic psychiatry and his research interests lie at the intersection of medical history, ethics, and public policy. Dr. Edwards graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a degree in Sociology, magna cum laude, and received a graduate certificate in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2012. He received his MD, summa cum laude, with honors in research from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 2017. He completed his residency training in adult psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2021 and his fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in 2022. He was a Pearce Fellow in the History of Medicine at the Clendening Library of the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2015.His clinical interests are in community psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. At Stanford, Dr. Edwards treats patients in the division of adult psychiatry and the centerspace clinic. This recovery-oriented clinic provides culturally-contextualized and trauma-informed care for people with marginalized, multiple, and intersecting identities. He teaches the history of psychiatry to general psychiatry residents and forensic psychiatry fellows. Dr. Edwards regularly speaks about race, trauma, structural inequality, and the history of medicine at conferences and invited lectures.