In 2018, after more than 15 years of Guinea worm field experience in four countries, Adam Weiss was named director of the Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program. In this capacity, Mr. Weiss works in conjunction with the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide technical assistance to national eradication programs and to monitor and disseminate information about the status of the global campaign.
Mr. Weiss joined The Carter Center in 2005 as a technical advisor to national Guinea worm eradication programs in Ghana and Ethiopia and, prior to becoming director, was senior associate director for the program. He also worked as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, where he focused on access to safe water, AIDS awareness, and community-based health education and assisted in the effort to eradicate Guinea worm disease.
Mr. Weiss graduated cum laude from Ripon College with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and politics and government and holds a master of public health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He received the Charles C. Shepard Award for his thesis on Guinea worm in Ghana.