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Alexandra K. Adams, MD, PhD

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Alexandra Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is currently practicing at the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic. Her special interests include pediatric nutritional problems, obesity, metabolic syndrome and indigenous diets and health. Dr. Adams places a special emphasis on working in partnership with families and children to help them make healthier lifestyle choices.

UW Health Clinics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, St. Mary's Hospital (primary)

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Family Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Family Medicine
Residency UW Family Medicine Residency Program, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Illinois College of Medicine, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1994

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Adams leads a family-based intervention project - Healthy Children, Strong Families - to reduce obesity and cardiac risk factors in American Indian children. This participatory research project, a partnership between three Wisconsin tribes, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council and University of Wisconsin researchers, is a randomized controlled trial examining the effect of a home visiting intervention on reducing metabolic risk and improving lifestyles in children and their primary caregivers.