RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

Deputy Surgeon General
of the United States
As Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral (RADM) Sylvia Trent-Adams advises and supports the Surgeon General regarding operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and in communicating the best available scientific information to advance the health of the nation. She served as the Acting Surgeon General from April 2017 through September 2017 and as Chief Nurse Officer of the Commissioned Corps from November 2013 through May 2016. RADM Trent-Adams has held various positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working to improve access to care for poor and underserved communities. As a clinician and administrator, she has had a direct impact on building systems of care to improve public health for marginalized populations domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the Commissioned Corps, RADM Trent-Adams was a nurse officer in the U.S. Army. RADM Trent-Adams received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hampton University, a Master of Science in Nursing and Health Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She became a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.
RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN is presenting at: