Swann Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
Dr. Adams has been conducting research in South Carolina for over 20 years. As an epidemiologist, she has a deep understanding of research study design, sources of bias in research, and applied analytic methods. Much of her work has been conducted using a community-based participatory research approach in which she partners with African American community members to enhance the relevance and impact of her work. Her research has predominately focused on understanding the determinants of cancer health disparities experienced by African Americans and ways to intervene to improve these inequalities. She has received grant funding from multiple sources including the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the South Carolina Cancer Alliance, and the South Carolina Cancer Center among others. She has also received awards for her work from the Arnold School of Public Health, the Vice President for Research of USC, and the College of Nursing.