Dr. Adams research interests center around understanding and intervening to reduce the economic effects of intimate partner abuse on women, as well as evaluating community-based domestic abuse victim service programs. Dr. Adams' current research focuses on the impact of abuse on women's employment. Specifically, she is investigating the economic and mental health impacts of job instability for survivors of intimate partner abuse. In addition to this research, Dr. Adams is Project Director for an NIMH-funded collaboration with Turning Point, Inc., a domestic violence and sexual assault services organization, to develop a research infrastructure in a community setting that is supportive of collaborative research on mental health services for battered women and rape victims. The five-year project will result in a community-based research infrastructure able to support and sustain a wide variety of research studies pertaining to the mental health consequences of intimate and sexual violence.