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Adam Karpati

Senior Vice President, Public Health Programs


  • Surveillance and epidemiology
  • Mental health
  • Cities and health

Adam Karpati, M.D., is Senior Vice President, Public Health Programs at Vital Strategies where he leads a team working to increase and improve the collection and use of health data and the development and promotion of policies and programmatic work to address threats to public health. 

Karpati has more than 17 years of experience in public health epidemiology, programs and policy. His achievements include leading programs, policy and epidemiology around mental illness, substance abuse and developmental disabilities at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and serving in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He brings this expertise 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, championing the increased collection, management, analysis and dissemination of health data to inform health policy and priorities. He also works to increase the organization’s internal capacity and use of data in order to enhance policy and programmatic work.  

 Prior to joining Vital Strategies, 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. Karpati earned his 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 completed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s preventive medicine residency and earned his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health.