Sherry Marie Adkins, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine Associate Program Director, Rural Family Medicine
Family Health Services Of, Darke County, 5735 Meeker Rd, Greenville, OH 45331-1186

Sherry Adkins, M.D., M.P.H. was born and raised in rural southwest Ohio.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College in neuroscience and biology and is a 2011 graduate of Wright State University, where she completed her M.D. and masters in public health degrees.  Her public health research included the study of suicide rates in Ohio based on level of rurality and physician management of obesity.  In 2014, she completed family medicine residency at University of Cincinnati's rurally located program in Wilmington Ohio.  During residency, she worked with mentors on a project to determine risk and protective factors for family medicine residency closure.  After graduation, she began work with a federally qualified health center located in rural Darke County Ohio.  She established a new satellite clinic in New Madison Ohio and continues to provide primary care services there.  She also serves as the associate program director for the Wright State University Rural Family Medicine Residency and has completed her fellowship in academic medicine through Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Professional interests include shared medical decision making, burnout prevention and management, spirituality and medicine, and team-based care.

Education History

Northeast Ohio Medical University Fellowship in Academic Medicine, Rootstown Ohio.  January 2022 - October 2022.

University of Cincinnati Clinton Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Wilmington Ohio.  July 2011 - July 2014.  Certificate graduate medical education and chief resident.

Wright State University School of Medicine.  July 2006 - May 2011.  Doctor of Medicine.

Boonshoft Physician Leadership Development Program.  July 2006 - May 2011.  Masters of Public Health.

Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio.  August 1999 - May 2003.  Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Biology.


Rural Training Track Program Closure and Resilience Study.  Madison, Wisconsin.  Rural Training Track Collaborative Meeting, May 2015.

Assessment and management of adult obesity in a primary care practice.  World Medical and Health Policy. Vol 5, Issue 1 (2013) pages 19-36.

Assessment and management of adult obesity in an ambulatory primary care practice.  Washington DC.  American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2011.

Adherence to obesity management guidelines in a primary care practice.  Dayton Ohio, Wright State Medical Student Research Symposium, April 2011 and Kettering Ohio, Center for Global Health culminating experience presentation, March 2011.

Suicide rates in the US and Ohio by level of urbanization.  Worthington Ohio, Ohio Public Health Combined Conference, May 2010.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

American and Ohio Academies of Family Physicians


Delta Omega Honor Society, Public Health, inducted May 2011.

Rural Health Scholar, 2009 and 2011.

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