Lisa Adams ’90M is a physician, board-certified in internal medicine, who has been working in domestic and international tuberculosis (TB) control for 20 years. Her areas of expertise include program management, disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical management. She is the former director of surveillance for the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s TB control program. As an international TB consultant, she has worked in more than a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to TB programs, lead assessment missions for new TB programming, and perform epidemiological studies and has served as lead technical writer on several successful TB program proposals and developed World Health Organization indicators for monitoring and evaluating TB control programs.
She is currently an assistant professor of medicine in the section of Infectious Disease and International Health at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She was recently named the associate dean for global health at Geisel and also directs Dartmouth College’s Global Health Initiative at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, through which she develops and oversees crosscutting global health programs involving faculty and students. At Dartmouth she also teaches courses on global health to medical and College students. She was a co-investigator in the DARDAR Study, an NIH-funded TB vaccine clinical trial conducted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She mentors Tanzanian trainees of the Dartmouth-Boston University AIDS International Research and Training Program and is the program director for the DARDAR Pediatric Program, a collaborative HIV care and treatment program in Dar es Salaam. Most recently she spent six months in Rwanda (July-Dec 2012) as Dartmouth’s lead to launch the Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program, a major medical education initiative.