Visiting Scholar


Adam Hoverman, DO, MPH, DTMH

Family Medicine & Public Health Physician
Clinical Instructor, Department of Health Systems & Population Health
University of Washington School of Public Health

Dates of Visit: December 6 – 10, 2021

Purpose of Visit

Through his collaborations and visit with CHES, Adam’s hope is to dialogue, listen to, and learn from as many interdisciplinary peers and mentors as possible. With the goal of developing health professional curriculum and methods for both formal and informal educational environments, Adam is specifically interested in the collective interpretation of mortality indifference curves via cognitive psychology, critical historical narratives, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities to improve upon the systems thinking tools, mindset, and aims required for the design and implementation of health systems that achieve longer lives and better health.


Dr. Adam Hoverman is a Family Medicine and Public Health Physician and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health, at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota, and Preventive Medicine Residency and a Masters in Public Health in Health Management and Policy from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

With a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, his early work emphasized prevention of neglected tropical disease transmission, health worker capacitation, and community participation for maternal and child health in Ecuador and Peru. Inspired by Clyde Hertzman’s iteration of biological embedding and social causation of disease and ill-health, Adam’s more recent efforts focus on the co-design, co-creation, and co-production of health and social care for population health improvement.