Dr. Diane L. Adams
Founding and Emeritus Chair, APHA Section for Health Informatics Information Technology
Former Commission Corps Veteran, Office of the Surgeon General, US Public Health Service
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, DABCHS, CHS-III is a retired Commissioned Corps Veteran (Office of the Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service (USPHS)). Dr. Adams has travelled globally to countries including South Africa, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Columbia, Peru, and several Caribbean islands to improve disease prevention and health promotion. Currently, Dr. Adams serves as the Mid-Eastern Representative to the United Nations Council, United States of America (UNC-USA). She served as an Expert Consultant to the Global Initiatives Special Haiti Project; Committee Member to Global United Nations/United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)/Non-Governonmental Organization (NGOs). Dr. Adams is a Board Member of Juxtopia, LLC ®, a biotechnology company to improve human learning performance through science and technology, and is the Founder and Chair Emeritus of the Health Informatics Information Technology (HIIT) Section within the American Public Health Association (APHA). She was a member of the Planning Committee for the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995. Dr. Adams was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, and Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame for Excellence in the Field of Public Health, by the Governor, Maryland Commission for Women and the Maryland General Assembly Women Legislators. She is the author of the best selling book, Health Issues for Women of Color: A Culture Diversity Perspective. Dr. Adams earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, completed a three-year Family Medicine Residency at Howard University Hospital, followed by a General Preventive Medicine Residency and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, now Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a Diplomat and Board Certified in Homeland Security. Dr. Adams is also a member of UNA-NCA's Advocacy Committee.