Dr. Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Medical School, an investigator with the VA Ann Arbor HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, and a member of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and both her internal medicine and gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Michigan Medical School, serving as Chief Fellow prior to joining the faculty in 2015. During her fellowship, she completed a Masters in Health and Healthcare Research supported by an institutional T32 grant.
As a general gastroenterologist, attorney, and health services researcher, her work focuses on improving the quality and delivery of healthcare for patients with gastrointestinal conditions, by helping to define, measure, and implement high-value care across diverse practice settings. She is the recipient of a competitively-awarded 3-year American College of Gastroenterology Junior Faculty Development Grant (2018-2021) to support her continued research and career development. Her research has been published in journals such as JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology, and she also frequently contributes invited articles on important practice management and health law topics impacting frontline gastroenterology policy and practice.
Dr. Adams has also been an active participant in national efforts related to quality measurement and performance improvement. She previously served as the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) physician representative to the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) and is the current Chair of AGA’s Quality Measures Committee. In this role, she has coordinated the Committee’s efforts to develop and implement clinically meaningful, rigorously-evaluated quality measures in gastroenterology with the goal of improving patient outcomes and promoting value-based care. She also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Gastroenterology Workgroup of the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC), an NQF-facilitated effort to identify and align high-quality performance measures relating to gastroenterology practice across public and private payors.