Adam Law is a retired physician who specialized in endocrinology and metabolism. He trained in medicine at The Middlesex Hospital Medical School at the University of London, distinguishing himself by winning all eight major clinical prizes offered by the school. After gaining membership in the Royal College of Physicians he turned his attention to medical science and received a master’s degree in biochemistry with distinction at King’s College, London and a MD doctorate from the University of London. He has held post- doctoral fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco and Cornell University. At Cornell he investigated with Dr. John T. Lis the generality of RNA polymerase II promoter proximal pausing as a rate limiting step in transcription. He was in clinical practice in Ithaca, NY from 1994 - 2022. He pioneered bringing medical students and residents from Weill Cornell Medicine to Ithaca.
He was a founding board member of PSE Healthy Energy in 2010 and has been president of the board since January 2014. He has been involved in many projects related to unconventional oil and gas production and its effects on public health in the US and UK. He has also published 2 editorials in the British Medical Journal concerning climate change and divestment from fossil fuels and has worked to help the Royal College of Physicians disinvest from their fossil fuel assets. For this work he was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in the United Kingdom. His is a founding member and treasurer of an emerging non-profit called Artists with Evidence (AwE). Since retirement he is learning Brazilian Portuguese and continuing the steep learning curve of learning the guitar. He is currently back with John T. Lis at Cornell University exploring new molecular and genomic approaches to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease.
PSE Healthy Energy, Artists with Evidence