Undergraduate School: Kiev Medical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
Undergraduate Degree/ yr. awarded: Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Public Health, specialization in Epidemiology, 1991
Graduate School: Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
Graduate Degree/ yr. awarded: Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, 2000
Doctoral School: Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Doctoral Degree/ yr. awarded: Ph.D. in Human Services with specialization in Healthcare Administration, 2006
Healthcare Financial Management Association ~ Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, 2016
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ~ Site Evaluator, 2021
Dr. Adams has strategic and operational management experience gained from working at academic medical centers such as the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Her experience has been focused on regulatory compliance, financial analysis, operational flow, grant budgeting, cancer care clinical guidelines, strategic global growth, and international medical services contracts. She also served as a principal consultant at M.D. Anderson Physicians Network, where she engineered a model for separating fixed and variable administrative costs, and developed recommendations on data usage for assessing operational costs, budgeting, and negotiating managed care contracts. Dr. Adams is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP).
Her research interests include cost separation methodologies in health care settings, delivery systems of health care services, using technology for improving organizational work flow and patient experience, and synthesis research methods and data analysis.
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Past-Chair of Student Membership and Engagement Committee of ACHE South-East Texas Chapter
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), serving on the Member Development Committee of HFMA Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)
Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Past-Chair of Midwestern Region 5 Council and Past-Chair of Member Relations Committee