Lisa V. Adams

Dr. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health and Director of Dartmouth’s Center for Health Equity where develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty and students. She has been a lead investigator with the DarDar Programs, a collaboration launched in 2000 between Dartmouth and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania focused on clinical and operations research trials on TB and HIV. In 2012, she spent 6 months in Rwanda as Geisel’s lead on the major medical education initiative, the Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program. She is currently engaged with local partners in Swaziland and South Africa to improve delivery of TB care services to vulnerable populations including children, persons living with HIV and mine workers.

Dr. Adams has worked in domestic and international TB care and prevention for over 20 years with expertise in program management, disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical care. She is the former Director of Surveillance for the New York City Department of Health’s TB Control Program. As an international TB consultant, she has worked in over a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health. At Dartmouth, she teaches global health to medical and college students.

Only a few decades ago, we were ready to declare victory over infectious diseases. Today, infectious diseases are responsible for significant morbidity…