Emily Wroe

Director of NCD Programs, NCDI Poverty Network, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Senior Clinical Advisor, Partners In Health
2023 Leadership Journey Project: Building a Gender Equity Lens for the NCDI Poverty Network and Care for People Living with Severe NCDs
Emily Wroe is a physician and global health specialist. With more than a decade of living and working in Africa, Emily is an implementer, educator, and scholar. She has a robust history leading interdisciplinary teams to design and implement innovative programs with an equity lens, specifically in chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and HIV, Community Health Worker systems, and pandemic response. She served for several years as Partners In Health’s (PIH) Chief Medical Officer in Malawi, where she led several novel programs to strengthen the health system in a rural district. Her work in NCDs grew to support policy and programs in several southern Africa countries, including as a co-chair for Malawi’s National NCDI Poverty Commission. Currently, she is the Director of Programs for the NCDI Poverty Network, supporting 14 countries working to expand a model of NCD care called PEN-Plus that cares for young people with chronic conditions like sickle cell, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatic heart disease. Emily also brings deep experience in pandemic response, having helped design and lead Massachusetts’ statewide contact tracing system for the COVID-19 pandemic. At PIH she is a Senior Clinical Advisor, supporting pandemic preparedness and response efforts. She holds an MD and MPH from Harvard, is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and resides in New Mexico.
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