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Dirk  Schroeder

Scientist, Sr. (AR)

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Global Health

Thirty years of academic, programmatic, and business experience conducting health disparities research and building health technology enterprises for Latino/Global populations. Co-founded HolaDoctor Inc, a Hispanic health services company that serves U.S. healthcare organizations; HolaDoctor also runs the largest Spanish-language health website online. Adjunct Associate Professor (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University) and recognized expert in global health research. Founded consulting firm (Updraft Health Innovation Advisors) that provides guidance on technology innovation to entrpreneurs as well as on healthcare companies and organizations. Numerous leadership positions and awards. Multilingual, with extensive field experience in Latin America and Asia. Uses unique combination of talents to provide strategic and technical guidance to healthcare organizations, non-profits, and governmental agencies seeking to engage, improve health outcomes with Hispanics and other multicultural populations.


  • Leadership Atlanta: Elected Member of the Class of 2014-15
  • Professor of the Year. Elected by Emory School of Public Health student body (1997)
  • President of Faculty Senate. Elected position (1997-1999)
  • International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America Future Leader Award (1998)
  • Full Scholarship (unsolicited), Johns Hopkins MPH & ScD programs (1987-89)
  • Fulbright Fellow, Indonesia. (1985-86)
  • Graduated with Honors and Distinction, Stanford University (1984)    


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Contact Information

196 Waverly Way

Atlanta , GA 30307

Phone: 678-520-4131



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Areas of Interest

  • Global Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Latino Health
  • Nutrition


  • Doctor of Science 1992, Johns Hopkins
  • MPH 1988, Johns Hopkins
  • BS 1984, Stanford

Courses Taught

  • GH 505: Social Entrepreneurship Hlth

Affiliations & Activities

  • Advising early-stage health technology companies on landing their first paying clients and commercializing their innovations
  • Providing strategic consulting for health plans, hospitals, non-profits and government agencies on Latino/Global Health
  • Working with CARE International, among other large NGOs, on their global strategies for leveraging social ventures into their portfolio of programs and inititiatives. 
  • Guiding health information start-ups in growth and marketing strategies


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