Adams graduated from Chopticon High School with top 5% honors in 1992 and attended University of Maryland Baltimore County on a full tuition Meyerhoff Scholarship.
As America’s 20th Surgeon General, he’s at the forefront of America’s most pressing health challenges. Recently he urged Americans to carry naloxone overdose antidotes as well as supporting cultural shifts on addiction and mental illness.
Early Life and Education
Jerome Adams was born September 22nd 1974 in Mechanicsville Maryland and spent his early years on his family farm dreaming of becoming a physician. Working hard toward this goal and making both of his parents proud, Jerome achieved his ambition.
He attended Chopticon High School, graduating in the top five percent of his class and earning a Meyerhoff Scholarship to attend University of Maryland Baltimore County where he obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Arts degree in biopsychology before going on to study in Netherlands and Zimbabwe.
He is happily married to Lacey and has three children – Caden, Eli and Millie – that complete a happy and prosperous family unit. Additionally, he serves in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Jerome Adams was born to parents Edrena and Richard in Mechanicsville, Maryland and has worked hard his entire life to accomplish his goals. After graduating Chopticon High School with honors in 1992 in the top 5% of his class, he received a full tuition scholarship through Meyerhoff Scholarship grant to attend University of Maryland Baltimore County.
At the Indiana State Department of Health, Dr. Heagley managed a $350 million budget and over 1000 employees while also leading through multiple emergencies such as Ebola, Zika, and HIV outbreaks. Colleagues frequently praised his people skills; always being open and responsive to staff ideas and concerns while always supporting annual flu vaccination campaigns.
Achievement and Honors
Vice Admiral Adams holds the rank of Vice Admiral within the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In this position, he directs and coordinates operations of uniformed health officers worldwide who work towards improving and protecting public health and safety for residents in America.
Adams played a prominent role in President Donald Trump’s task force to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and is known for promoting seasonal flu vaccinations.
Born September 22nd 1974 in Mechanicsville Maryland to Richard and Edrena Adams, Adam attended Chopticon High School where he graduated top 5% of his class in 1992. Subsequently he received a full tuition Meyerhoff Scholarship to pursue further study at University of Maryland Baltimore County as well as study abroad opportunities in Netherlands and Zimbabwe.
Adams is a family man. Married to Lacey and father to three children, Adams spends most of his time working. However, when free time allows he likes spending it with his loved ones.
Adams is an avid sports fan who also takes pleasure in reading. Additionally, he enjoys traveling. Adams leans toward independent politics but currently serves under President Donald Trump’s Republican administration.
An anesthesiologist born and living in Mechanicsville, Maryland in the United States of America. He is the son of Edrena and Richard Adams and attended Chopticon High School where he graduated within the top 5%. Subsequently he attended University of Maryland under full tuition Meyerhoff Scholarship before enrolling at Indiana University medical school as a full-tuition scholarship recipient.
According to reports, Adams and Lacey share three children together – Caden (son), Eli (son) and Millie (daughter). All four siblings remain close and enjoy spending quality time together. Richard and Edrena Adams provide constant support for their offspring.
Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey on 22nd September 1974 and is a U.S. citizen. As part of the family farm he graduated top five percent at Chopticon High School before attending University of Maryland Baltimore County with full tuition Meyerhoff Scholarship before enrolling at Indiana University’s medical school with Eli Lilly and Company Scholar status as an Eli Lilly and Company Scholar.
He served as 20th Surgeon General from September 5, 2017 until January 20, 2021.