Kimberly Adams is a principal researcher at AIR. She is currently assisting the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) with their performance improvement efforts by leading a study to examine the extent to which racial and ethnic disparities may exist in the screening process, and assisting in the development of performance metrics for program evaluation. Most recently, she conducted a feasibility study of an HR competency assessment program for a confidential client; led a literature review of prevention and mitigation of insider threat for the Department of Homeland Security; and managed the development and evaluation of the Aviation Safety Action Program training for Event Review Committees, now available to air carriers through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Prior to these projects, Dr. Adams conducted two content review studies of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to support the addition of new content. She has over 15 years of experience in leading projects designed to develop and evaluate knowledge tests, performance measures, and structured interviews for the purposes of selection, certification, classification, performance development, and training evaluation. She has applied her diverse skills on a number of projects funded by the federal government (e.g., FAA, Department of Army, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Services Corp) as well as for clients in the private sector (e.g., AAMC, College Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hess Oil Company, Shell Oil Company).