Jeffrey Adams, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

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  • 2014 Fellow
    Jeffrey Adams

Associate Director, Center for Innovations in Care Delivery

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Dr. Jeffrey M. Adams is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Scholar, a Connell Research Scholar, an affiliated faculty of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy, and the Associate Director of tghe Center for Innovations in Care Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  He is also the CEO of Jeff Adams, LLC.  His interests stem from his experience spanning practice, research, education, policy and theory emphasizing how nurse leader influence and innovation impact professional practice environments, and outcomes in healthcare settings across the US.  He will be inducted into the Ameerican Academy of Nursing in October 2015, is the recipient of the 2014 Innovation Award from the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Executive Nurse Fellow 2014-2017.  In 2013, Dr. Adams was nominated in Modern Healthcare as one of the 300 most influential people in healthcare.  He is the recipient of the 2015 Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing Innovation Award and he was also was recently profiled in the Journal of Nursing Administration as the first in a series of emerging administration and policy specialists and in a Nursing Administration Quarterly article focused on leadership talent.  Dr. Adams has developed two published models that guide his work, 1) The Adams Influence Model (AIM) defines the factors, attributes and process of influence & power and 2) The Model of the Interrelationship of Leadership, Environments and Outcomes for Nurse Executives (MILE ONE) synthesizes existing literature to provide structure of emphasis for nursing administration education and care delivery roles.  His recently developed instrument measures the Leadership Influence over Professional Practice Environments.  One of his current studies using the LIPPES instrument is funded by AONE, ANCC/ANF and the Connell Family Foundation for use in more than 30 acute care sites throughout the United States.  Dr. Adams is coordinating efforts at MGH to identify and evaluate innovation in care delivery and his groundbreaking research in this area suggests mechanisms for accelerating innovation in care delivery.  He is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Nursing Administration, The International Journal of Nursing Knowledge and also reviews manuscripts Military Medicine. Dr. Adams writes a recurring column for JONA focused on Nurse Leader Influence.  He is a Board Member of NANDA-I, the Organization of Nurse Leaders- MA,RI & NH and an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Jeff is the author of one book, several book chapters and multiple peer reviewed publications and presentations.  His educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD from Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Postdoctoral Fellowship training at The Massachusetts General Hospital's Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research and has received a Certificate in Applied Biostatistics from Harvard University.