Lisa V. Adams, MD



Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH


Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Global Initiatives, 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 Geisel’s Center for Global Health Equity. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty and students. Her focus on bringing equity to global health education and engagement led to her 2019 TEDx talk entitled “Global Health Partnerships: Check Your Privilege at the Border”.


She has worked in domestic and international TB care and prevention for over 25 years with expertise in program management, disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical care. As an international TB consultant, she has worked in over a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health and numerous nongovernmental organizations.

At Dartmouth, she teaches global health and health equity to medical and college students. She is the Principal Investigator of an HIV research training grant from NIH/Fogarty International Center to strengthen research expertise at Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has been a co-investigator on several clinical and operations research trials on TB and HIV through the DarDar Programs, a collaboration between Dartmouth and Tanzanian partners. 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). Since March 2020, she has been Co-chair of Dartmouth’s COVID-19 Response Task Force.