Emily Wroe, MD, MPH


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 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 health care 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 working with NCD Synergies as the Associate Director of Policy & Implementation, to expand regional NCD efforts in southern Africa.