Lisa Adams, Director of Global Initiatives

Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She oversees global initiatives in the office of the Provost. She is also the Director of Geisel’s Center for Health Equity and manages Dartmouth College’s Global Health Initiative at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty and students.

She has worked in domestic and international TB control for 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 national TB programs.

At Dartmouth, she teaches courses on global health to medical and college students. She has been a co-investigator on several clinical and operations research trials on TB and HIV through the DarDar Programs, a collaboration between Dartmouth and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2012, she spent 6 months in Rwanda as Geisel’s lead to launch the major medical education initiative, the Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program. She is currently engaged with local partners in Swaziland to improve delivery of TB care services to children and persons living with HIV. She and her husband, Lars, have two teenaged children, Lucas and Lea.