Christopher D'Adamo, PhD


University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director of Research, Center for Integrative Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine


Dr. D'Adamo's presentation for the Building Bridge forum:
Programs that Influence Youth Health: The Challenges of Outcomes Evaluations


Chris D’Adamo, PhD, is an epidemiologist with research interests in the synergistic effects of healthy lifestyle practices and genetics on human health as well as outcomes evaluations of multi-modality, whole-practice integrative health interventions and programs.

Dr. D’Adamo received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, and is currently an Assistant Professor with dual appointments in the Center for Integrative Medicine within the Department of Family & Community Medicine, as well as in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health. Dr. D’Adamo serves as the Director of Research at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine and holds an adjunct faculty position in the multi-campus Gerontology Doctoral Program of the University of Maryland. He also serves as Senior Program Advisor to the Institute for Integrative Health, a Baltimore-based non-profit with expertise in health programming for underserved communities.

Dr. D’Adamo has served as Principal Investigator on a wide variety of studies including a large outcomes evaluation conducted across a national collaborative of integrative medicine clinics, exercise as a treatment for chronic disease, the efficacy of dietary supplements in promoting overall health and wellness, therapeutic music for improvement in cancer outcomes, and outcomes evaluations of nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness meditation programs in urban communities.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. D’Adamo held positions in the federal government as a Research Analyst at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and in industry as a healthcare management consultant.

In addition to his current academic work, Dr. D’Adamo is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant through the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA), and he has received advanced training in Mind-Body Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine from the Institute for Integrative Health.  Dr. D’Adamo regularly lectures and conducts workshops on the topic of health lifestyles to both public and healthcare audiences and manages a small exercise and nutritional consulting practice incorporating the latest research findings into program development and support for his clients.