Dr. Adam Karpati has more than 17 years of experience in public health epidemiology, programs and policy, which he uses to lead and oversee programs designed to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. He champions the increased use of health data management, analysis and dissemination in these countries and works to increase the organization’s internal capacity and use of data in order to enhance policy and programmatic work.
Prior to joining the organization, Dr. Karpati spent 14 years with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, most recently as Executive Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Mental Hygiene, responsible for programs, policy and epidemiology around mental illness, substance abuse and developmental disabilities. He had previously served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and completed CDC’s preventive medicine residency. Dr. Karpati holds a medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal and completed a residency in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health.