Lisa V. Adams, MD (MED ’90)
Director, Center for Health Equity
Dr. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health and a 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 Global Initiatives in the provost’s office. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Adams has worked in domestic and international TB control for over 25 years. At Dartmouth, she teaches global health equity to medical and college students. She has been a co-investigator on several clinical and operations research trials on TB and HIV care delivery 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 leading several collaborative training and research programs with academic and community partners in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Kigali, Rwanda, and Mbabane, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). During March 2020-August 2021, she served as the co-chair of Dartmouth’s COVID-19 Response Task Force. Dr. Adams is a 1990 graduate of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Tecla Coleman, MS, RD, MPH (TDI '21)
Program Manager, Director, Center for Health Equity
The Center for Global Health Equity at Dartmouth welcomes Tecla Coleman as its new program manager. Tecla is a 2021 graduate of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice’s MPH hybrid program. While at TDI, she studied nutrition policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and assisted senior leadership at Kentucky State University, a Historically Black land-grant institution, in developing COVID-19 training materials for students. Tecla is also a Registered Dietitian who has spent over 20 years working in government, academia, and community organizations to address food security and nutrition equity in vulnerable populations. She has primarily worked with mothers and children and people with limited incomes in rural and urban settings throughout the US and abroad.
Tecla is currently part of the USA Regional Network of NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, a UK-based think-tank, training academy, and knowledge network centered on nutrition in health and healthcare through education, research, evaluation, and advocacy. In addition to her MPH, Tecla has an MS degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Colorado State University and a BS degree in Human Nutrition from Southern University and A&M College.
Kelly Burgess, MFA
Senior Administrative Assistant
Kelly Burgess is the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Center for Global Health Equity at Dartmouth. She comes to us with over a decade of administrative experience, with her focus being on higher education and non-profit arts administration. In addition to her work at Dartmouth, she is the Executive Director of the Too Tired Project, an arts organization that advances mental health advocacy through photography. Through TTP, she focuses on fostering collaborative and equitable relationships between arts publishing and artists from underrepresented communities.
Kelly received her MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2018 and has been working professionally as a photographer in addition to her work in higher education. She is a frequent editorial contributor to the New York Times and her photography work has been exhibited internationally.
Center for Health Equity Board
Patricia Mae Doykos, PhD (DC '86)
Board Chair; Executive Director, Health Equity at Bristol Myers Squibb
Patricia “Patti” Mae Doykos is the executive director for Health Equity at Bristol Myers Squibb. In this newly created role, Patti leads internal and external health equity efforts across the organization to help optimize health outcomes of underserved and increasingly diverse patient populations and communities.
Patti has over 24 years of experience and leadership in transformative corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, product brand and strategic communications, and health equity and social justice from her roles in the company’s infectious disease business and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation. She has developed and led US and international grant-making and public-private partnership programs for global HIV/AIDS, women’s health, diabetes, cancer, serious mental illness, cardiovascular disease, immunology and COVID19. Among her current service roles are inaugural chair of the board of the Center for Global Health Equity at Dartmouth Geisel Medical School, Board of Advisors for Dartmouth Geisel Medical School, Advisory Board for the Center for Global Health at Rutgers University, and Trustee of Phillips Academy Andover and member of its Anti-Racism Task Force.
Patti holds a BA from Dartmouth College for majors in Government and German, MA in German Literature & Language from the University of Virginia and PhD in the same from New York University both with a concentration in Cultural Studies.
Susan Dentzer (DC '77), President and Chief Executive Officer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Karen Hein, MD (MED '69/Columbia '70), 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 (MED '88) World Wide Vice President, Medical Affairs for Medical Surgical Systems at Becton Dickinson
Anne Kubik, MD (DC '87), Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Daniel R. Lucey, MD (DC '77, MED '81), 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.