Background Summary
John M. "Johnny" Adams
(949) 922-9786 (US)
Email: JAdams -at-
Last update: June 11, 2019

My mission is to slow and ultimately reverse age related decline for more years of healthy living.

This will be accomplished by evaluating, testing and creating aging intervention therapies.

I’ve been active in this since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments.  Good understanding of the science of aging, and possess many skills and problem solving abilities to support and extend the work of scientists so they can focus on science and create solutions.

CEO / Executive Director Aging Intervention Foundation (dba for Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG).  Manage Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. 

Active contributor to diverse initiatives to increase healthspan and lifespan.

Learned and benefitted from membership and attending conferences and trainings by the Gerontological Society of America, American Aging Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, OneOC (Accelerating Nonprofit Success) and others ongoing.

Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum.

Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. 

I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Solving the problem of aging to stay younger longer certainly matches that criteria.

Broad experience  Top skills: aging interventions and solutions, biomarkers and objective measures of biological age, practical clinical studies, administration, management, communications, writing.

Precisely locating, tailoring and presenting products and services to those with greatest interest and need (market research and analysis, marketing at the highest level).

Facilitating ethical, mutually beneficial plans of action with partners (i.e. high level "selling").

Public speaking, information technology (data and programming).  Fundraising, grant writing, finance.

Interest and experience also includes DNA methylation, methionine reduction, data/databases/data analytics, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program.

Serve on advisory boards, contribute to publications and otherwise assist
Age Reversal Network (formerly Society for the Rescue of our Elders)
Lifeboat Foundation Advisory Board
Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging Advisory Board
Longevity Industry Landscape Overview 2017 Contributor

Interpersonal skills  Good communicator, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone.  Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced environments.  Uses technology to advance our shared mission.

MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship.
BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc).
UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute.
Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals.

Previous careers include:
Medical devices:  At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians from US and many parts of the world.   Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. 

Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and creating ethical win-win agreements and courses of action favorable to all -- i.e. high level selling.

Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics.  As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies.  We were successful with lean team organization -- the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems. 

In my early 20’s I was a music therapy student (psychology and music), and musician. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist.  These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.

Short term plan (since 1999 and into the future about 2-3 years):
Refine therapy program, combinations and dosing to gain added years or a decade or two.
Test and evaluate aging intervention therapies for ongoing use.
Past examples: umbilical cord plasma, senolytics (dasatinib plus quercetin), oxytocin, hormones, conventional methods and others.
Near term future: exosomes, rapamycin, others. Biomarkers/objective measures will be applied to determine the best personal programs.

Long term plan starting approx. 2021-2022:
Initiate major program and/or partner with others on development of NEW therapies that will allow us to stay youthful and healthy, and making the world a better place, for as long as we choose – more than a few years or a couple decades.
Includes gene editing, nanotechnology -- and this will seem highly visionary and extreme, and even bizarre -- full body transplant with lab-grown bodies (obviously this one is very long term).
And many other innovative advances yet to be conceived.

References and Core Documents:
SYSTEM – Self Directed Age Management/Small Study Format

THERAPIES – Lists of Aging Intervention Therapies

MEASURES – Biomarkers, objective measures of aging therapies

Our Foundation

My Background

Occasionally I’ll write up useful references
Organizations to Follow Progress

Practical Methionine Reduction in Humans

Genomics Notes

Conferences, Meetings and Organizations -- this one is dated

You can reach me at (949) 922-9786 (US), JAdams -at-