Phillip Adams, BSc., Ph.D.
Chemistry Bureau Chief, Scientific Laboratory Division (SLD)
New Mexico Department of Health
Dr. Phillip Adams has been the manager of the chemistry bureau at the
Prior to this, Dr. Adams worked for some 20 years as a research polymer chemist in both academia and industry, mostly in the
Leadership Development Opportunities
I have enjoyed the past year of leadership development, and the many new concepts that were presented. Everything, from the 360s skill scope report through the systems thinking assignments, working on the project, the 10 essential public health services, and the other leadership concepts have proved relevant and applicable in my job this year. I think this has made me more effective as a manager by adhering to the goals set out in the personal development plan, and applying systems thinking concepts to everyday operations in the work environment. It's also been helpful to meet with the other students and mentors on this course and see the work they do, being representative of the many areas covered by environmental public health.