• Dr. Aroke is a CRNA and Assistant Professor in the Nurse Anesthesia track. In 2016, Dr. Aroke received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School with distinction; earning the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for his academic excellence, and clinical/community leadership. In 2011, he completed his Nurse Anesthesia education at Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program in Durham, NC.

    Dr. Aroke is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), The Nursing Honors Society-Sigma Theta Tau International, and Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ALANA). Dr. Aroke serves on the NBCRNA Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee and the NBCRNA Continued Professional Certification Assessment Committee.

    Dr. Aroke has published several peer-reviewed articles, presented nationally and internationally on Pharmacogenomics, pain management, and anesthesia outcomes. His teaching interest includes the scientific foundation of nurse anesthesia practice
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 A primer to pharmacogenetics of postoperative pain managementAANA Journal.  87:131-137. 2019
    2019 Could epigenetics help explain racial disparities in chronic pain?Journal of Pain Research.  12:701-710. 2019
    2019 Pharmacogenetics of Postoperative Nausea and VomitingJournal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing2019
    2018 Higher habitual dietary caffeine consumption is related to lower experimental pain sensitivity in a community-based samplePsychopharmacology.  235:3167-3176. 2018
    2017 Pharmacogenetics of Ketamine-Induced Emergence Phenomena: A Pilot StudyNursing Research.  66:105-114. 2017
    2017 The Role of Pharmacogenomics in Anesthesia Pharmacology.Annual Review of Nursing Research.  35:241-256. 2017
    2016 Pharmacogenetics of Anesthesia: An Integrative ReviewNursing Research.  65:318-330. 2016
    2014 Full nursing potential: A concept clarificationNursing Forum.  49:278-287. 2014
    2014 Engaging Teens and Parents in Collaborative Practice: Perspectives on Diabetes Self-ManagementDiabetes Educator.  40:178-190. 2014
    Omics, precision health, and precision medicine: Implications for nursing practiceAmerican Journal of Nursing
    Pharmacogenetic of postoperative pain managementAANA Journal

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Aroke’s research interest include pain management, pharmacogenomics, and the role of genomics/epigenomics in racial disparities in chronic pain.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Aroke's teaching interest include the scientific foundation of anesthesia practice. He has taught and managed several courses including Biochemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesia Principles, Simulation, and Professional Aspects of Anesthesia Practice.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, University of Massachusetts System : Medical Center at Worcester 2016
  • Master of Nursing in Nurse Anesthetist, Duke University 2011
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Salem State College 2007
  • Full Name

  • Edwin Aroke