Nicole Adams, PhD, RN, CEN


  • BS Geology Purdue University
  • AS Nursing IUPUI
  • MSN Administration University of New Mexico
  • PhD Nursing and Health Policy University of New Mexico


Dr. Adams conducts research focused on community responses and collaborations addressing the opioid crisis, substance use, and mental health.  As a faculty affiliate with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE),  she works closely with engineers to develop innovative tools for use by the community.  Dr. Adams applies concepts from Systems Thinking and Complex Adaptive Models to evaluate community resources and build collaboration between entities. Dr. Adams also creates educational videos, presentations, and modules about substance use and recovery that are approachable to those in academia as well as the general public.  Her previous research has included topics related to health economics, hospital payment systems, and value-based purchasing.

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Area(s) of Specialization

Health Policy
Health Economics
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
Nursing Leadership

Nicole Adams
Clinical Assistant Professor

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