Lisa V. Adams, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
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
1 Rope Ferry Road
Hanover NH 03755-3525
Office: Dean's Building rm 219/DHMC 306 Borwell
Phone: 603.650.6060 / 650-1231
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.
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
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.
The social implications of participant choice on adherence to Isonaizid Preventive Therapy (IPT): A follow-up study to high completion rates in Eswatini.
Adopting locally the lessons learned globally: a call to action for academic medical centres in the USA.
Decolonizing Global Health Education: Rethinking Institutional Partnerships and Approaches.
Integrated and patient-selected care facilitates completion of isoniazid preventive therapy in Eswatini.
Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening Through International Academic Partnerships: The First Five Years of the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda.
High completion rates of isoniazid preventive therapy among persons living with HIV in Swaziland.
Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated whole cell tuberculosis vaccine booster in adults primed with BCG: A randomized, controlled trial of DAR-901.
Barriers to tuberculosis care delivery among miners and their families in South Africa: an ethnographic study.
Beyond Visas and Vaccines: Preparing Students for Domestic and Global Health Engagement.
The future of global health education: training for equity in global health.