About Me and This Blog

Hi! I'm Adam, an Emergency Medicine resident physician at UC Davis Medical Center, and I bring you this blog in an attempt to navigate the crossroads of health care and health policy. The perception and structure of health and health care are constantly changing, particularly so today with ever-advancing medical technologies and in light of the passage of historic federal health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). With an intimate knowledge of the new law, I hope to use my developing clinical perspective to connect readers to important developments in health care, health system reform, and everything in between while giving some insight into the insane incomparable experience that is medical school and residency.

Currently, I sit on the Council on Science and Public Health of the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Sacramento County Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB). I am also a member of the SSV Medicine Editorial Committee and the ITUP Leadership Council, and I am the Resident Trustee on the California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees.

Before beginning my training at UC Davis, I was the Policy Director of Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP), where I published multiple whitepapers and analyses on state and federal reform, founded the ITUP blog while I was stationed in Washington, DC, and became a vital resource for statewide health care networks during and after the health reform debates. I am a graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine, and hold a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) with a concentration in Global Health Leadership from the University of Southern California (USC MPH Program Info: http://mphdegree.usc.edu/) and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California: Santa Barbara.