Meet Our Director & Board

Lisa V. Adams, MD (Geisel ’90)
Director, Center for Health Equity

Lisa-Adams_photo2013_JGFox-webDr. 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 Dartmouth College’s Global Health Initiative at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and is the Director of Geisel’s Center for Health Equity. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty and students.

Dr. Adams has worked in domestic and international TB control for over 20 years. At Dartmouth, she teaches 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. Dr. Adams is a 1990 graduate of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

 

Center for Health Equity Board

Patricia Mae Doykos, PhD, Board Chair, Director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President of the Aetna Foundation

Pedro José Greer, Jr, MD, Founder of the Camillus Health Concern; Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and professor at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Karen Hein, MD, Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine; Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Center at Tuft University; Executive Officer Emeritus of the Institute of Medicine

Lynne Kelley, MD, FACS, World Wide Vice President, Medical Affairs for Medical Surgical Systems at Becton Dickinson

Daniel R. Lucey, MD, Senior Scholar with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Nick Perencevich, MD, FACS, General Surgeon and Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine

Frank Virnelli, MD, Chief Emeritus of Plastic Surgery at Winchester Hospital,

Oge Young, MD, Adjunct Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and OB/GYN Clerkship Director