Jamie Edgin, PhD

Sonoran UCEDD
1503 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-626-0244
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 19, 2021

Jamie Edgin

Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Down Syndrome Research Group Collaboration
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
Biological Sciences
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: memory and learning in Down syndrome and autism
Education: PhD Psychology
Service: State of Arizona Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council


Jamie Edgin is a Developmental Psychologist specializing in the area of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Her area of expertise is cognitive development and sleep in neurodevelopmental disorders. She serves on a number of community boards to support individuals with developmental disabilities, including her service on the State of Arizona Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. For this service and her work with community organizations, she was nominated for the Dianne Lynn Anderson Memorial Award for Community Service in 2014. Dr. Edgin's work in the early 2000s was instrumental in characterizing the specific learning/memory profiles of individuals with Down syndrome and autism. For these efforts, she received the 2008/2009 Charles Epstein award from the National Down Syndrome Society and the 2015 David Cox “Rising Star” Award from the LuMind Foundation. Dr. Edgin's most recent work has shown links between sleep problems and cognition in Down syndrome and is the first empirical evidence to suggest that poor sleep may limit how well these individuals can learn to communicate. Dr. Edgin has numerous national and international collaborations, including collaborations with UNAM/Mexico City. In 2014 she was awarded a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant to study sleep disturbance in at-risk infants.