Alyce Adams, Stanford Health Policy Profile 2022

Alyce S. Adams

  • Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor
  • Professor, Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Professor, Health Policy
  • Professor, Pediatrics (by courtesy)


Alyce Adams is a Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in the Stanford School of Medicine, as well as Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute. Focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic disease treatment outcomes, Dr. Adams' interdisciplinary research seeks to evaluate the impact of changes in drug coverage policy on access to essential medications, understand the drivers of disparities in treatment adherence among insured populations, and test strategies for maximizing the benefits of treatment outcomes while minimizing harms through informed decision-making. Prior to joining Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Adams was Associate Director for Health Care Delivery and Policy and a Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, as well as a Professor at the Bernard J. Tyson Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. From 2000 to 2008, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine (formerly Ambulatory Care and Prevention) at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health care. She received her PhD in Health Policy and an MPP in Social Policy from Harvard University. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for AcademyHealth and a former recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentoring Award from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and an invited lecturer on racial disparities in health care in the 2014/2015 National Institute of Mental Health Director’s Innovation Speaker Series.


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Alyce Adams, Stanford Health Policy

Toward Equal Footing

In this Q&A, Stanford Health Policy's Alyce Adams talks about the devastating impact that chronic conditions like diabetes had on her own family members.
Toward Equal Footing