Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams
VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. He has bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and psychology, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and is a board-certified anesthesiologist. He previously served as the Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017 where he presided over Indiana’s unprecedented HIV outbreak, caused by injection drug use. Dr. Adams’ motto is “better health through better partnerships” a description of his commitment to maintaining strong relationships with the public health community and forging new partnerships in other sectors. He is a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force, and earlier this year he released, Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General, the 34th report on tobacco and the first report on cessation in 30 years.