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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., ABPP

Contact Information

Phone: (734) 763-9259
Fax: (734) 936-9262

Primary Programs/Services:


  • Internship: Lafayette Clinic (Detroit Medical Center) 1973
  • Wayne State University Wayne State University: Ph.D. (Psychology) 1974
  • Wayne State University: M.A. (Clinical Psychology) 1973
  • Wayne State University: B.S. (Psychology & Mathematics) 1970

Clinical Interest:

  • Abnormal Aging
  • Long Term Effects of Medical Illness on Neuropsychological and Emotional Adaptation
  • Cerebral Trauma
  • Effects of Neurotoxic Exposures

Research Interest:

  • Methodology in Brain-Behavior Studies
  • Neuroimaging in Studies of Neuropsychological Issues
  • Long Terms Effects of Alcohol and Substance Abuse on Development
  • Child Neuropsychological Risk Factors and their effect on Adult Outcomes

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Medical School
  • Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, LS&A
  • Associate Chief for Educational Programs, Mental Health Service; Chief Psychologist VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Adams, K.M. (2003). Realising the Potential of Cognitive Rehabilitation for the Brain Injured: Next Steps. Brain Impairment, 4, 31-35.
  • Nigg, J.T., Glass, J.M., Zucker, R.A., Wong, M.M., Poon, E., Jester, J.M, Fitzgerald, H.E., Puttler, L. I, & Adams, K.M. (2004). Neuropsychological executive functioning in children at elevated risk for alcoholism: findings in early adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 302-314.
  • Ross, S. R., Putnam, S.H., & Adams, K.M. (2006). Psychological disturbance, incomplete effort, and litigation as predictors of neuropsychological test performance in head injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 111-125.
  • Glass, J.M, Adams, K.M., Nigg, J.T., Wong, M.M., Puttler, L.I., Bau, A., Jester, J.M., Fitzgerald, H.E, & Zucker, R.A. (2006). Smoking is associated with neurocognitive deficits in alcoholism. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 82, 119-126.
  • Grant, I & Adams, K. (2009) Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric and Neuromedical Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.