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Lisa V. Adams, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Associate Dean for Global Health
Director of the Center for Global Health Equity

Community and Family Medicine

Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, MD 1990

Dartmouth International Health Group


Contact Information:

Room 219
1 Rope Ferry Road
Hanover NH 03755-3525

Office: Dean's Building rm 219/DHMC 306 Borwell
Phone: 603.650.6060 / 650-1231
Fax: 603.650.1202

Professional Interests:

Dr. Adams is a thought leader with expertise in global health equity and tuberculosis care and delivery. Her interests include global and domestic health equity, equity in global partnerships, and decolonizing global health. Her work in tuberculosis is focused on international and domestic TB care and prevention, optimizing TB care delivery, TB program monitoring and evaluation, pediatric TB, and TB/HIV.

Grant Information:

PI of Dartmouth's HIV Training Grant from NIH/FIC, 2018-23: Dartmouth-Boston University HIV-TB Research Training for the Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Courses Taught:

Dartmouth College: Global Health and Society (Dartmouth College, Geography 02); Essentials of Global Health Research (INTS 87.1);

Geisel School of Medicine: Patients and Populations (M2 year); Global Health Delivery: Mycobacteria/TB lectures in Scientific Basis of Medicine course; Case Studies (elective); Introduction to Global Health (elective )


Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Dartmouth’s Center for Global Health Equity Director of Global Initiatives, and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs and partnerships involving faculty, staff and students.

She has worked in domestic and international TB care and prevention for over 25 years. As an international TB consultant, she has worked in over a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health. She has published extensively on her TB and HIV research and on global health equity and education. At Dartmouth, she teaches global health and health equity to medical and college students. She is engaged in research on TB and HIV care and is leading a major training initiative through the DarDar Programs, a collaboration between Dartmouth and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2012, she led Dartmouth’s faculty participation in the Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program, a major medical education initiative. She recently worked with partners in China, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), South Africa, and Ukraine on projects to improve the delivery of TB care services to vulnerable populations, including HIV-infected individuals, children, and those suffering from drug-resistant TB.

Selected Publications:


The social implications of participant choice on adherence to Isonaizid Preventive Therapy (IPT): A follow-up study to high completion rates in Eswatini.
Grande SW, Adams LV, Maseko TSB, Talbot EA, deGijsel D, Mikal J, Simelane ZZ, Achili A, Mkhontfo M, Haumba SM
PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0232841. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232841. Epub 2020 May 29.
PMID: 32469990

Adopting locally the lessons learned globally: a call to action for academic medical centres in the USA.
Cancedda C, Adams LV, Powderly W
BMJ Glob Health. 2020;5(4):e002238. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002238. Epub 2020 Apr 20.
PMID: 32399257

Decolonizing Global Health Education: Rethinking Institutional Partnerships and Approaches.
Eichbaum QG, Adams LV, Evert J, Ho MJ, Semali IA, van Schalkwyk SC
Acad Med. 2020 Apr 28; doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003473. Epub 2020 Apr 28.
PMID: 32349015

Integrated and patient-selected care facilitates completion of isoniazid preventive therapy in Eswatini.
Adams LV, Maseko TSB, Talbot EA, Grande SW, Mkhontfo MM, Simelane ZZ, Achilla AA, Haumba SM
Public Health Action. 2019 Dec 21;9(4):153-158. doi: 10.5588/pha.19.0038.
PMID: 32042607

Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening Through International Academic Partnerships: The First Five Years of the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda.
Cancedda C, Cotton P, Shema J, Rulisa S, Riviello R, Adams LV, Farmer PE, Kagwiza JN, Kyamanywa P, Mukamana D, Mumena C, Tumusiime DK, Mukashyaka L, Ndenga E, Twagirumugabe T, Mukara KB, Dusabejambo V, Walker TD, Nkusi E, Bazzett-Matabele L, Butera A, Rugwizangoga B, Kabayiza JC, Kanyandekwe S, Kalisa L, Ntirenganya F, Dixson J, Rogo T, McCall N, Corden M, Wong R, Mukeshimana M, Gatarayiha A, Ntagungira EK, Yaman A, Musabeyezu J, Sliney A, Nuthulaganti T, Kernan M, Okwi P, Rhatigan J, Barrow J, Wilson K, Levine AC, Reece R, Koster M, Moresky RT, O'Flaherty JE, Palumbo PE, Ginwalla R, Binanay CA, Thielman N, Relf M, Wright R, Hill M, Chyun D, Klar RT, McCreary LL, Hughes TL, Moen M, Meeks V, Barrows B, Durieux ME, McClain CD, Bunts A, Calland FJ, Hedt-Gauthier B, Milner D, Raviola G, Smith SE, Tuteja M, Magriples U, Rastegar A, Arnold L, Magaziner I, Binagwaho A
Int J Health Policy Manag. 2018 Nov 1;7(11):1024-1039. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2018.61. Epub 2018 Nov 1.
PMID: 30624876

High completion rates of isoniazid preventive therapy among persons living with HIV in Swaziland.
Adams LV, Mahlalela N, Talbot EA, Pasipamire M, Ginindza S, Calnan M, Haumba S
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Oct 1;21(10):1127-1132. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.16.0946.
PMID: 28911356

Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated whole cell tuberculosis vaccine booster in adults primed with BCG: A randomized, controlled trial of DAR-901.
von Reyn CF, Lahey T, Arbeit RD, Landry B, Kailani L, Adams LV, Haynes BC, Mackenzie T, Wieland-Alter W, Connor RI, Tvaroha S, Hokey DA, Ginsberg AM, Waddell R
PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0175215. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175215. Epub 2017 May 12.
PMID: 28498853

Barriers to tuberculosis care delivery among miners and their families in South Africa: an ethnographic study.
Adams LV, Basu D, Grande SW, Craig SR, Patridge MT, Panth N, Trump Redd V, Phalaste M, Singo A, Osewe P, Mulley AG
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 May 1;21(5):571-578. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.16.0669.
PMID: 28399973

Beyond Visas and Vaccines: Preparing Students for Domestic and Global Health Engagement.
Adams LV, Sosin AN
Ann Glob Health. 2016 Nov - Dec;82(6):1056-1063. doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.10.010.
PMID: 28314493

The future of global health education: training for equity in global health.
Adams LV, Wagner CM, Nutt CT, Binagwaho A
BMC Med Educ. 2016 Nov 21;16(1):296. Epub 2016 Nov 21.
PMID: 27871276

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