Christy Adams

Title(s)Nurse, Trauma Program
SchoolUC Davis Health
Address4900 Broadway, Suite 1650
CA 95820
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-9194-9972 Additional info
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    University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CAPhD06/2019Nursing
    San Jose State University, San Jose, CAMPH06/2012Public Health
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZBSN12/1990Nursing
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    Association for Prevention Teaching and Research2017Paul Ambrose Scholar
    Domestic Violence Prevention Collaboration 2016Symbol of Service Award
    Jonas Philanthropies 2016Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar
    UC Davis Medical Center2014Mentor of the Year
    UC Davis Medical Center 2007Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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    Christy has served as the Trauma Prevention Coordinator for UC Davis Health since 2007. Prior to joining the program, she worked for 17 years as a clinical nurse in trauma, emergency and critical care areas of the hospital and as a flight nurse with the Life Flight air medical program. Her nursing experience encompasses care of all ages from neonatal to geriatrics populations.
    Dr. Adams focuses program injury prevention efforts on building capacity through collaboration and empowering underserved communities to improve safety. She has successfully expanded outreach and developed community partnerships in multiple areas of injury prevention including senior fall prevention, traffic safety, youth violence intervention, and childhood safety.
    Her professional service includes contributions to local, state and national injury prevention efforts. She is a member of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant advisory committee, the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan Challenge Area #1 workgroup, and the CDPH Crash Medical Outcomes Data advisory committee. In 2017 she convened and currently coordinates the California Hospital-based Injury Prevention Coordinators network for professionals at trauma centers across the state. Dr. Adams is the chair for the American Trauma Society (ATS) Injury Prevention Committee.

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    UCDMC Wraparound Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program
    Board of State and Community Corrections BSCC 886-20Oct 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2023
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Description: The UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) Wraparound Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) extends care of violently injured youth and young adults beyond the health care setting to support long-term healing and safety by providing these patients with relationship-based mentoring, referrals to culturally-affirming professional mental health care, and intensive, individualized case management to address root causes of, and risk and protective factors for, violence.

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    1. Hospital-based Injury and Violence Prevention Programs: The Trauma Center Guide for all Healthcare Professionals. 2023; 139. Christy Adams, Glen Tinkoff (Ed). View Publication.
    2. Emergency department visit patterns in the recently discharged, violently injured patient: Retrospective cohort review. Am J Surg. 2022 Jul 20. Kleber KT, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Buggs SL, Adams CM, Sardo AC, Hoch JS, Brown IE. PMID: 35871849.
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    3. Consensus-based Standards and Indicators to strengthen trauma center injury and violence prevention programs. Trauma Surgery and Acute Care. 2021; 1(6). Christy Adams, Deborah A Kuhls, Shelli Stephens-Stidham, Julie Alonso, Stewart Williams, Glen H Tinkoff . View Publication.
    4. Hospital-based Injury and Violence Prevention: Defining the Role of Injury Prevention Professionals at Trauma Centers in the United States. Am Surg. 2023 04; 89(4):1124-1126. Adams CM, Strack Arabian S, Edwards C, Tinkoff G. PMID: 33345543.
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    5. Associations between home injury falls and prior hospitalizations in community dwelling older adults: A population case-crossover study. Injury. 2020 Feb; 51(2):260-266. Adams CM, Tancredi DJ, Bell JF, Catz SL, Romano PS. PMID: 31858987.
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    6. Dissemination of a Child Passenger Safety Program Through Trauma Center-Community Partnerships. J Trauma Nurs. 2017 Sep/Oct; 24(5):300-305. Adams CM, Morris CE, Salcedo ES, Holmes JF. PMID: 28885517.
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    7. Successful conviction of intoxicated drivers at a level I trauma center. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 15(4):480-5. Holmes JF, Adams C, Rogers P, Vu P. PMID: 25035755; PMCID: PMC4100855.
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    8. Optimization of injury prevention outreach for helmet safety. J Trauma Nurs. 2014 May-Jun; 21(3):133-8. Adams C, Drake C, Dang M, Le-Hinds N. PMID: 24828777.
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    9. Passing the torch: evaluating exportability of a violence intervention program. Am J Surg. 2013 Aug; 206(2):223-8. Smith R, Evans A, Adams C, Cocanour C, Dicker R. PMID: 23870393.
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    10. Evidentiary blood alcohol draws by emergency nurses. J Emerg Nurs. 2010 Jul; 36(4):350-4. Adams C. PMID: 20624573.
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