Dr. Owen Adams

Email: owen.adams@cma.ca

Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



Owen Adams is the Assistant Secretary General, of Research, Policy and Ethics at the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The Research, Policy and Ethics Directorate is a multidisciplinary team that carries out a variety of policy research projects in the areas of health system financing and reform, medical economics, medical ethics and medical workforce issues. Prior to joining the CMA in 1990, Owen was a senior research analyst in the Health Statistics Division of Statistics Canada, which he joined in 1978. He holds a BA and MA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario (London, ON).

Throughout the 1980s, Owen taught graduate courses on a part-time basis in quantitative research methods and social aspects of health care in the Master of Health Administration Programme at the University of Ottawa. He is presently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queen’s University. He has written in the field of population health status indicators, and has collaborated extensively in the analysis and publication of vital statistics and population-based health survey data. At the CMA Owen collaborated on a number of reports in the area of physician resource planning and the evolving Canadian health care system.

Along with serving as a director on the Care for Corporate Board, Owen is the Chair of the Fundraising & Allocations Committee as well as the Nominations Committee, and serves on the Finance, HR & Risk Management Committee as well as the Ottawa Program Board.