Elizabeth Montgomery Collins, MD, MPH, DTM
Dr. Collins, with 20 years’ experience in pediatric academia and global health, has provided care and treatment to adults and children with HIV in Botswana, Tanzania, and the U.S. and served as an attending physician in HIV, International Adoption, and Travel Medicine Clinics. She has led a Medicine Abroad Program and a Pediatric Advocacy and Community Education program for pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents, the Haiti Initiative hosting resident physicians from Haiti, and the volunteer service at La Clinica for immigrants and refugees.
She holds an MD, a Master of Public Health degree, With Distinction, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine. She was a Jefferson Science Fellow with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, and served as a global policy fellow at the U.S. Department of State, where she worked as the Senior Science Advisor for the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships.
She has held numerous national leadership positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for the Section on International Child Health/Global Health, the Committee on Pediatric AIDS, and the Immigrant Health Special Interest Group, as well as with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) on the Committee on Global Health (ACGH) and as the Co-Director of the Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine & Traveler’s Health.
During an HIV Visiting Professorship in Haiti she advanced adolescent care, and made an impact as a physician and global health specialist when volunteering or working in the United Kingdom, China, Malawi, Peru, Romania, Moldova, the Dominican Republic, Russia, Switzerland, Nepal, Lesotho, and Eswatini.
She is a per diem pediatrician for Mass General Brigham on Martha’s Vineyard Island, and a pediatric hospitalist for Boston Children’s Hospital/Cape Cod Hospital.
She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics.
She was a representative of the United Nations Association-USA to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. For the Global Health Council, she has been a member of the President’s Advisory Council and an official delegate since 2017 to the World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly.
Dr. Collins wishes to extend her work in international maternal-child health and global health diplomacy and to make valuable and lasting contributions to global policymaking in the areas of HIV, travel and tropical medicine, immigrant and refugee health, public health, medicine, and science.