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Adam Francis, M.D.

University of California Irvine; Adam spent his formative years sunny New Mexico, before heading to Duke to study public policy and economic development. After college he fell in love with family medicine and the incredible community built by a student-run free clinic in San Diego. In med school Adam was lucky enough to find a cohort of students focused on social justice, community-based health, and general rabble-rousing. Health promoters in California and Mexico introduced him to empowerment pedagogy, which he unoriginally suspects is the unified theory of social, organizational, and personal change. His passions include women’s health and OB, chronic disease management, and the transformation of safety-net primary care, which he spent two years studying in Michigan. Other things that make him happy include spending time with the people he loves, being outdoors, and food.

Alumni Year: 2014