Lucile L Adams-Campbell


Associate Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research, Professor of Oncology


Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)
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Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD, is an epidemiologist who specializes in community health research, interventions, and outreach. With a focus on prevention, she studies issues that affect populations at the greatest risk for developing cancer. Dr. Adams-Campbell has participated and led several large cohort studies of African-American women and played a leading role in bringing the Boston University Black Women’s Health Study – the largest study of African-American women – to the District of Columbia.

Dr. Adams-Campbell’s research focuses on energy balance – diet and exercise. The District of Columbia has high rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer, cancer death, and heart disease, all of which may be affected by diet and exercise. Through community-based interventions, she hopes to decrease obesity and mortality from these related diseases.

As director of the Howard University Cancer Center for 13 years prior to joining Lombardi in 2008, Dr. Adams-Campbell has played a leading role in the DC cancer and public health community. At Georgetown Lombardi, her work is focused on health disparities research and minority health.

Dr. Adams-Campbell currently serves as a reviewer or on the editorial board for eight journals and has published over 170 peer-reviewed research papers. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and has received the 2011 GUMC Leadership in Research Award and the 2010 Legacy Laureate Award from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Adams-Campbell was most recently awarded the 225th Anniversary Medallion from the University of Pittsburgh and appointed to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Health and Human Services.


  • PhD (1983) University of Pittsburgh, Epidemiology
  • MS (1979) Drexel University, Biomedical Sciences
  • BS (1977) Drexel University, Biology