Lisa Adams, Director of Global Initiatives

Dr. Lisa V. Adams

Associate Dean for Global Health; Professor of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of International Studies, Faculty Lead for Global Health at the Dickey Center for International Understanding

I oversee several global health programs at Dartmouth with a focus on promoting health equity. In all my roles, roles I design and lead interdisciplinary and collaborative global health programs engaging faculty, staff, and students. I also teach global health and mentor undergraduates, medical, and public health students. My technical area of expertise is international tuberculosis care and prevention with a focus on pediatric TB and TB/HIV healthcare delivery. As an international TB technical advisor, I have worked in over a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to ministries of health and numerous nongovernmental partners. I lead several collaborative training and research programs with academic and community partners in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Kigali, Rwanda, and Mbabane, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). I am also co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Arctic Health. My recent focus has been on developing equitable partnerships and my 2019 TEDx talk on this issue is entitled Global Health Partnerships: Check Your Privilege at the Border.