James Adams

James Adams, RS, MPH

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Health Commissioner, Canton City Health Department

Contact Information

Canton City Health Department

420 N. Market Avenue

Canton, OH 44702

Phone: 330.489.3231

Email: jadams@cantonhealth.org

University of Michigan, MPH


James Adams is the Health Commissioner at the Canton City Health District in Canton, Ohio. He received his BS degree in Environmental Health in 1977 from Cleveland State University. He received his MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health in 1985. Mr. Adams started is public health career in 1977 at the Ohio Department of Health. He also worked at the Lorain County Health District before joining the Canton City Health District in 1985. He served there as the Director of Environmental Health until his present appointment as Health Commissioner in 2008. He is a Registered Sanitarian with the State of Ohio and is currently serving on the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration having been appointed to that position by Governor Strickland in 2009. He has been active in several professional organizations, serving as president of the Ohio Environmental Health Association and as the current president of the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners, Inc.

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

    • Faculty appointment