As a senior program associate at Results for Development, Emily Adams provides technical and program management support to the Strengthening Mixed Health Systems project—an initiative to improve public-private engagements in India and Kenya, with the ultimate goals of reducing maternal mortality and moving toward universal health coverage (UHC). Ms. Adams also supports the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator’s West Africa activity, which aims to ameliorate system capacity to tackle difficult health challenges in Togo, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire.
Before joining R4D, Ms. Adams was a graduate student at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. At Emory, she worked on a mixed-methods study aimed at understanding maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion in Togo, West Africa, producing a master’s thesis on abortion decision-making. She also participated in an internship in Kenya at Indiana University’s AMPATH program, which seeks to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic using a holistic, community-based approach.
Ms. Adams holds an MPH in global health from Emory University and a BS in neuroscience and African studies from St. Lawrence University. She is a native speaker of English and speaks fluent French.