Sally Adams, PhD, RN
Specialist, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Data Coordinator and Analyst, National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center

Sally Adams, PhD, RN, has served as the NAHIC Data Coordinator and Analyst for the past 10 years. In this role, she has provided statistical support for the development of NAHIC documents, which include project resources and peer-reviewed articles appearing in the scientific literature. For our new National Resource Center, Dr. Adams provides expertise in the area of monitoring health and health care indicators through accessing national data archives that provide both national-and state-level estimates. She has co-authored 26 articles in the peer-review literature on trends in health indicators, mental health, health care access and quality, utilization, and content of care for adolescents and young adults. Prior to joining the NAHIC team, Dr. Adams worked on several intervention studies taking place in Kaiser Permanente that addressed systems change and pediatric provider trainings to improve the content of care delivered during adolescent preventive care visits within Kaiser. Her other current research activities involve the development of oral health education programs for women during pregnancy that take place within the prenatal care environment. Dr. Adams received her PhD and BS in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She also is licensed as an RN, and has extensive background in psychiatric nursing.