Amy B. Adams

Amy B. Adams, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Scientific Management and Operations
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Office of Neuroscience Communications & Engagement
Areas of Interest:

The BRAIN Initiative

Dr. Amy B. Adams currently serves as Deputy Director of Scientific Management and Operations at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH, where she leads strategic efforts that optimize operational support for the Institute’s scientific priorities. Dr. Adams leads efforts to provide a seamless flow of information on research advances and initiatives to the various stakeholders including scientific and academic communities, as well as policy-makers, patients, and the public. ONCE manages the NINDS website, an important tool in broadly conveying this information. Previously, she served as the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Office of Science Policy and Analysis (OSPA) since 2008, where she was responsible for coordinating scientific planning efforts, policy analysis, and providing evaluating and reporting services for the NIDCR. Prior to joining NIDCR, Dr. Adams served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of the (NIH) Director, and subsequently served as Special Assistant to the NIH Director. Dr. Adams earned her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Yale University School of Medicine, where her research focused on the genetic and cellular basis for neurotransmitter control of behavior in C. elegans. She received her B.S. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.