Lucile Adams-Campbell, professor of oncology, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and associate dean of community health and outreach at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., was named a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. The honor is awarded to individuals who contribute to the city’s health, welfare, community service, and cultural richness, and who have generally made significant, measurable contributions to make the district a great place to live. Her research is focused on eliminating racial health disparities and addressing gaps in cancer prevention programs, diagnoses, and treatment for underserved populations.
In accepting the award, Dr. Adams-Campbell stated, “it’s an honor and privilege to work on behalf of D.C. residents through a leading institution and with dedicated colleagues who truly embody our commitment to justice. As long as health disparities continue to impact populations in this city, we have more work to do.”
Dr. Adams-Campbell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. She was the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in epidemiology.