GS3 Speakers

Dr Lynn Adams

Adams, Gender Summit speaker

American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.

Lynn S. Adams PhD, joined the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) in 2013. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Adams was a AAAS Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment. At EPA, Dr. Adams was a cancer subject matter specialist and applied her expertise to the development and editing of human health risk assessments for environmental chemicals. She also worked with the communications department in preparing fact sheets about chemicals for distribution to the Office of the Administrator. In 2013, Dr. Adams co-founded the science policy blog “Sci on the Fly,” which is hosted on the AAAS Fellow’s web site. Before her work at the EPA, Dr. Adams was a research fellow at the City of Hope’s Beckman Research Institute in the department of Tumor Cell Biology where she led preclinical research efforts to support the clinical breast and prostate cancer research teams, and a postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine where she designed and implemented research investigating the chemopreventive activities of natural products. Dr. Adams earned her Ph.D. at Purdue University in the Department of Human Nutrition. Her professional interests include science policy, cancer prevention and treatment strategies, environmental impacts on human health, the use of natural products in disease prevention, and science communication to the public and policy makers.

Dr. Adams acted as the science writer in the in the "Pioneers Trailblazing the Future" roadmapping session at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.