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Lisa V. Adams, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
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


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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
Email: Lisa.V.Adams@dartmouth.edu

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, 2018-24: 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 21.01); 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 in the Office of the Provost, and Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. In all her roles, she designs and leads interdisciplinary and collaborative global health programs engaging faculty, staff, and students. She also teaches global health and mentors undergraduates, medical, and public health students. Her technical area of expertise is international tuberculosis care and prevention with a focus on pediatric TB and TB/HIV healthcare delivery.

She has worked in domestic and international TB care and prevention for over 25 years. As an international TB technical advisor, she has worked in over a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health and numerous nongovernmental partners. She has published extensively on her TB and HIV research and on global health equity and education. At Dartmouth, she also teaches global health and mentors undergraduates, medical, and public health 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. Since 2012 she has led Dartmouth’s faculty participation in the Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program, a major medical education initiative. Her recent focus has been on developing equitable partnerships and her popular 2019 TEDx talk is entitled Global Health Partnerships: Check Your Privilege at the Border.

Selected Publications


Higher COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Are Associated with Lower COVID-19 Mortality: A Global Analysis.
Hoxha I, Agahi R, Bimbashi A, Aliu M, Raka L, Bajraktari I, Beqiri P, Adams LV
Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Dec 28;11(1) doi: 10.3390/vaccines11010074. Epub 2022 Dec 28.
PMID: 36679919

Testing for Drug-Related Infectious Diseases and Determinants among People Who Use Drugs in a Low-Resource Setting: A Respondent-Driven Cross-Sectional Survey.
Likindikoki SL, Mmbaga EJ, Mizinduko M, Alexander M, Adams LV, Horsburgh R Jr, Moen K, Leyna G, Lange T, Tersbol BP, Leshabari M, Meyrowitsch DW
Trop Med Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 29;7(9) doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed7090213. Epub 2022 Aug 29.
PMID: 36136624

Impact of SMS Text Messaging Reminders on Helmet Use Among Motorcycle Drivers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Randomized Controlled Trial.
Campbell B, Heitner J, Amos Mwelelo P, Fogel A, Mujumdar V, Adams LV, Boniface R, Su Y
J Med Internet Res. 2022 Apr 7;24(4):e27387. doi: 10.2196/27387. Epub 2022 Apr 7.
PMID: 35389364

Accelerating Indigenous health and wellbeing: the Lancet Commission on Arctic and Northern Health.
Adams LV, Dorough DS, Executive Committee of the Lancet Commission on Arctic and Northern Health
Lancet. 2022 Feb 12;399(10325):613-614. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00153-2.
PMID: 35151382

Last mile research: a conceptual map.
Davison CM, Bartels SA, Purkey E, Neely AH, Bisung E, Collier A, Dutton S, Aldersey HM, Hoyt K, Kivland CL, Carpenter J, Talbot EA, Adams LV
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1893026. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1893026.
PMID: 33736574

Telehealth's New Horizon: Providing Smart Hospital-Level Care in the Home.
Rosen JM, Adams LV, Geiling J, Curtis KM, Mosher RE, Ball PA, Grigg EB, Hebert KA, Grodan JR, Jurmain JC, Loucks C, Macedonia CR, Kun L
Telemed J E Health. 2021 Nov;27(11):1215-1224. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0448. Epub 2021 Mar 3.
PMID: 33656918

Predictors of suboptimal adherence to isoniazid preventive therapy among adolescents and children living with HIV.
Kay AW, Thivalapill N, Skinner D, Dube GS, Dlamini N, Mzileni B, Fuentes P, Ustero P, Adams LV, Mandalakas AM
PLoS One. 2020;15(12):e0243713. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243713. Epub 2020 Dec 17.
PMID: 33332462

The adverse health effects of punitive immigrant policies in the United States: A systematic review.
Vernice NA, Pereira NM, Wang A, Demetres M, Adams LV
PLoS One. 2020;15(12):e0244054. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244054. Epub 2020 Dec 16.
PMID: 33326463

Correction to: Successful implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy at a pediatric HIV clinic in Tanzania.
Hunter OF, Kyesi F, Ahluwalia AK, Daffe ZN, Munseri P, von Reyn CF, Adams LV
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 20;20(1):784. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05514-5. Epub 2020 Oct 20.
PMID: 33081699

Successful implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy at a pediatric HIV clinic in Tanzania.
Hunter OF, Kyesi F, Ahluwalia AK, Daffe ZN, Munseri P, von Reyn CF, Adams LV
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 7;20(1):738. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05471-z. Epub 2020 Oct 7.
PMID: 33028260

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