Dr. Adams-Campbell is the associate director for minority health and health disparities research, associate dean for community health and outreach, and professor of oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. She served as the director of Howard University Cancer Center for 13 years. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology and a master of science degree in biomedical science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Adams-Campbell received her doctorate in epidemiology from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, becoming the first African-American female to receive a doctorate in epidemiology in the country.
Dr. Adams-Campbell has received numerous awards including the election to the Institute of Medicine in October 2008, and the induction into the DC Hall of Fame for her research focus on health disparities. She also is a recent graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women. She has received gold medallions awarded from both of her alma maters, the University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University, for outstanding contributions to the field of public health and health sciences.
Her areas of research focus on addressing health disparities with particular emphasis on cancers that disproportionately impact African-Americans including breast, prostate, and colon cancers from the prevention perspective. Dr. Adams-Campbell’s research is inclusive of clinical trials, cancer epidemiology and etiology, and lifestyle interventions. Dr. Adams-Campbell has more than 160 publications.