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Adam L. Sharp, MD, MSc

Research Scientist II

Division of Health Services Research & Implementation Science




Dr. Adam Sharp is an emergency physician at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and a research scientist at the Department of Research & Evaluation. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Systems Science of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine and was recently named the school’s senior advisor academic affairs. Dr. Sharp also leads the Care Improvement Research Team in the Department of Research & Evaluation, which aims to improve the effectiveness and affordability of health care by embedding research methods and rigor into health care improvement efforts.

Dr. Sharp’s research has identified gaps in health care quality and has described the impact of quality improvement interventions designed to narrow those quality gaps. His work has improved antibiotic stewardship, the emergent care of ischemic stroke, the appropriate use of diagnostic computed tomography imaging, and the acute evaluation of chest pain. Dr. Sharp is also currently working to identify and address social determinants of health within the health care delivery system. He has led a number of projects related to COVID-19, including development of the COVAS score to help identify patients at greatest risk of serious outcomes from the disease.

Areas of Focus

  • Health services research, implementation science
  • Health system science, emergency medicine
  • Social determinants of health


Residency, Emergency Medicine
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana
University of Utah, School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
MSc, Health and Healthcare Research
University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar