GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Wroe’s research centers around health system design and innovative delivery models for chronic illness in resource constrained environments. She has worked extensively in sub-Saharan Africa on models of care for HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Her prior work in HIV includes an evaluation of a model of care in Malawi utilizing Community Health Workers and comprehensive support to the public sector, as well its cost-effectiveness. Building on this work, she investigates how HIV platforms can be leveraged to effectively address NCDs, focusing on an integrated service delivery model in rural Malawi. Moving to how an integrated approach can work at a community level, she is currently leading a cluster-randomized stepped-wedge trial of a polyvalent Community Health Worker program. She will work through the Program in Global Non-Communicable Disease and Social Change to continue to investigate service delivery models to address chronic illness in southern Africa.
Program in Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change
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.
AIDS (London, England), September 10, 2017
Journal of graduate medical education, August 1, 2017
Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi, June 1, 2017
Lancet (London, England), December 2, 2016
BMC health services research, November 4, 2016
BMC health services research, October 20, 2016
Health research policy and systems, December 8, 2015
Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands), August 25, 2015