Daniel J Adams


Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Disease Staff
Location: Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA
Research Interests:
Antimicrobial-resistant infections in children
Epidemiology of infectious diseases in children
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Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, 2015
National Capitol Consortium, Bethesda, MD

Pediatrics Internship and Residency 2012
National Capitol Consortium, Bethesda, MD

Medical School 2009
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,
Bethesda, MD

B.S. in Molecular Biology 2005
Grove City College, Grove City, PA


Dr. Adams graduated from USUHS in 2009 and stayed in the National Capitol region to complete his pediatrics residency and infectious disease fellowship. In 2015 he joined the pediatrics department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), where he serves as a pediatric hospitalist, pediatric infectious disease staff, and teaching faculty for the combined Air Force/Navy Pediatrics Residency program and rotating USU medical students. Dr. Adams' research interests include antimicrobial-resistant infections and the epidemiology of infectious diseases in children.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Division Head, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2016-Present

Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2021-Present

Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2016-2022

USU Pediatric Clerkship Co-Site Director, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth 2018-2020

Site Director, Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2015-2018

Primary Investigator: Microbiology and Epidemiology of Pediatric Infections in the US Military Health Care System 2021-Present

Co-investigator: Associated Conditions, Attributable Costs, and Case-mix Adjusted Hospital Variation of Hospital Associated Antimicrobial-resistant Infections in the Military Health Care System, 2015-2017

Deployed in support of COVID-19 Biocontainment Inter-theater transport - 2020

JTF Bravo Urology MEDRETE, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2011, 2013

USU Dean’s Faculty Teaching Award (Junior National Faculty) - 2019


Adams DJ, Barone JB, Nylund CM. Community-Associated Clostridioides difficile Infection in Children: A Review of Recent Literature. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc, 2021 Nov 17;10(Supplement_3):S22-S26

Eberly MD, Susi A, Adams DJ, Love CS, Nylund CM. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Patients with Healthcare Facility-Onset Clostridioides difficile Infection. Mil Med, 2021 Mar 27:usab116

Stagliano DR, Susi A, Adams DJ, Nylund CM. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus Infections in the U.S. Military Health System, Mil Med, 2021 Jan 25:186(Suppl 1):100-107

Wieczorek L*, Peachman K*, Adams DJ*, Barrows B, Molnar S, Schoen J, Dawson P, Bryant C, Chenine AL, Sanders-Buell E, Srithanaviboonchai K, Pathipvanich P, Michael NL, Robb ML, Tovanabutra S, Rao M, Polonis VR. Evaluation of HIV-1 neutralizing and binding antibodies in maternal-infant transmission in Thailand. Virology, 2020 Sep;548:152-9 (*co-first authorship)

Adams DJ, Susi A, Nylund CM. Clinical Characteristics, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized in the US Military Health System with Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infection. Am J Infect Control, 2020 Jun;48(6):644-649

Adams DJ, Eberly MD, Rajnik M, Nylund CM. Risk Factors for Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection in Children. J Pediatr, 2017;186:105-9

Adams DJ, Eberly MD, Goudie A, Nylund CM. Rising Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infections in Hospitalized Children in the United States. Hosp Pediatr, 2016 Jul;6(7):404-11

Adams DJ, Nylund CM. Hospitalization for Varicella and Zoster in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Pediatr, 2016 Apr;171:140-5

Adams DJ, Susi A, Erdie-Lalena CR, Gorman G, Hisle-Gorman E, Rajnik M, Elrod M, Nylund CM. Otitis Media and Related Complications Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 May;46(5):1636-42

Adams DJ, Rajnik M. Microbiology and Treatment of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections in Children. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014 Oct;16(10):427