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Emily Wroe, M.D.,MPH
Instructor in Medicine and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Affiliate

Emily Wroe is the Chief Medical Officer for Partners In Health (PIH) in Malawi and an associate physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Wroe received her BA from Dartmouth College in 2003, her MD from Harvard Medical School in 2010, and her MPH from Harvard T.H. Chang School of Public Health in 2015. Her early global health work was with PIH in Rwanda doing clinical work, research on adherence to HIV medications, and assisting with operational planning for a new district hospital. She then completed the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity (GHE) and Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. As a resident, she worked in Malawi to expand a program on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and improve TB screening initiatives. Dr. Wroe also served as the GHE residency’s first chief resident. Following completion of her residency in 2014, Dr. Wroe moved to Malawi as PIH’s Chief Medical Officer. In this role she works closely with the Ministry of Health to strengthen healthcare delivery in the rural district of Neno and support medical education and research. In her first few years in Neno, she led the team to redesign the HIV care delivery platform into an integrated approach to include NCDs, launched new community screening programs, and spearheaded a stepped-wedge study of a polyvalent Community Health Worker program. Her academic interests center around implementation and evaluation of innovative health delivery systems, specifically for chronic disease. She is currently co-chairing Malawi’s National NCDs & Injuries of Poverty Commission and is taking up an expanded regional role working on NCD policy and implementation in southern Africa.


Harvard Medical School


260 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Determining whether Community Health Workers are 'Deployment Ready' Using Standard Setting.
Authors: Authors: Taylor C, Nhlema B, Wroe E, Aron M, Makungwa H, Dunbar EL.
Ann Glob Health
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The predictive validity of the Living Goods selection tools for community health workers in Kenya: cohort study.
Authors: Authors: Taylor CA, Lilford RJ, Wroe E, Griffiths F, Ngechu R.
BMC Health Serv Res
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Evaluating the use of pathology in improving diagnosis in rural Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Kachimanga C, Phiri A, Manase F, Cundale K, Talama G, Kamiza S, Nazimera L, Jumbe A, Kalanga N, Fosiko N, Masamba L, Wroe EB.
Malawi Med J
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Evaluating the impact of a community health worker programme on non-communicable disease, malnutrition, tuberculosis, family planning and antenatal care in Neno, Malawi: protocol for a stepped-wedge, cluster randomised controlled trial.
Authors: Authors: Dunbar EL, Wroe EB, Nhlema B, Kachimanga C, Gupta R, Taylor C, Michaelis A, Cundale K, Dullie L, Jumbe A, Nazimera L, McBain R, Lilford RJ, Watson SI.
BMJ Open
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Delivering comprehensive HIV services across the HIV care continuum: a comparative analysis of survival and progress towards 90-90-90 in rural Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Wroe EB, Dunbar EL, Kalanga N, Dullie L, Kachimanga C, Mganga A, Herce M, Beste J, Rigodon J, Nazimera L, McBain RK.
BMJ Glob Health
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Impact and economic evaluation of a novel HIV service delivery model in rural Malawi.
Authors: Authors: McBain RK, Petersen E, Tophof N, Dunbar EL, Kalanga N, Nazimera L, Mganga A, Dullie L, Mukherjee J, Wroe EB.
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A Novel Scenario-Based Interview Tool to Evaluate Nontechnical Skills and Competencies in Global Health Delivery.
Authors: Authors: Wroe EB, McBain RK, Michaelis A, Dunbar EL, Hirschhorn LR, Cancedda C.
J Grad Med Educ
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Novel approaches to screening for noncommunicable diseases: Lessons from Neno, Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Kachimanga C, Cundale K, Wroe E, Nazimera L, Jumbe A, Dunbar E, Kalanga N.
Malawi Med J
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Reframing noncommunicable diseases and injuries for the poorest Malawians: the Malawi National NCDI Poverty Commission.
Authors: Authors: Cundale K, Wroe E, Matanje-Mwagomba BL, Muula AS, Gupta N, Berman J, Kasomekera N, Masiye J.
Malawi Med J
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Improving the screening and treatment of hypertension in people living with HIV: An evidence-based policy brief by Malawi's Knowledge Translation Platform.
Authors: Authors: Mitambo C, Khan S, Matanje-Mwagomba BL, Kachimanga C, Wroe E, Segula D, Amberbir A, Garone D, Malik PR, Gondwe A, Berman J.
Malawi Med J
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