Adam Richards, MD, MPH
Adam Richards, MD, MPH, is a fellow in the American Heart Association-Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Center at University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the PHR board in May 2009.
Dr. Richards applies his training in internal medicine, epidemiology and health services to develop measurement tools and evidence-based interventions to improve community health worker effectiveness among migrant populations. As a program team member and advisory board member of the Global Health Access Program since 2001, Dr. Richards provides technical assistance to community-based organizations working among displaced and war-affected populations in Burma. Areas of work include human resource development, cross-border malaria control and surveillance, nutrition, and health information systems that have quantified population-level exposure to human rights violations and their association with mortality, morbidity, and specific health outcomes.
Dr. Richards' domestic research focuses on the intersection of clinically-oriented and population-based approaches to the social determinants of health, and the application of emerging technologies to community-partnered surveillance of health outcomes among immigrant workers.
Dr. Richards is board certified in internal medicine, and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health before completing his postgraduate training in the Social Internal Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the South Bronx. His undergraduate studies in history and literature at Harvard College afforded an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the African-American experience.
In addition to his general internal medicine practice and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Richards applies his medical skills to the treatment survivors of torture and individuals seeking asylum in the United States.
PHR Reports by Adam Richards, MD, MPH
- Bitter Wounds and Lost Dreams (August 27, 2012)
- Life Under the Junta (January 19, 2011)
- Hospital Staff Upholds International Medical Ethics During Unrest in Bangkok (May 3, 2010)