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Dr. Adams

Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH
Indiana State Health Commissioner

Dr. Adams was appointed by Governor Mike Pence as the Indiana State Health Commissioner on October 22, 2014.

Dr. Adams currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine and as a staff anesthesiologist at Eskenazi Health, where he is Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

He has served in the leadership of several professional organizations, including the Indiana State Medical Association, Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Medical Association, and currently serves as Chair of the Professional Diversity Committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

He earned a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Biopsychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has been a researcher at medical schools in both the Netherlands and Zimbabwe, and has worked under Nobel Prize winner Dr. Tom Cech. He earned his Medical Doctorate at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and his Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Adams is married and has three children, and resides in Fishers, Indiana.