Anna M Adachi-Mejia, PhD
Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD)
Program Member, Cancer Control Research Program, Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Faculty Fellow, Center for Program Design and Evaluation at Dartmouth
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute
Ph.D., The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
M.S., The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
A.B., Dartmouth College
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
One Medical Center Drive, HB 7925
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lebanon NH 03756
Prevention Research: Building Healthier Communities Together
Dr. Adachi-Mejia directs Dartmouth's Prevention Research Center, the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD). The HPRCD is one of only 26 academic research institutions nationwide designated a Prevention Research Center by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC and Prevention Research Center network work together to test and apply approaches that can improve the nation's health.
Dr. Adachi-Mejia's research focuses on how community and the built environment contribute to health behaviors in rural areas. She designs novel applications of human subjects research to engage the perspectives of community members on barriers to healthy living across the lifespan. The long-term goal of her research is to inform interventions to promote healthy living in healthy environments.
Behaviors measured: Smoking, Activity (sleep, sedentary, physical, media/screen time), Eating
Study sites: Individual, family, home, school, afterschool, child care, worksite, community
Research Methods: Mixed Methods (qualitative and quantitative), Surveys, Focus Groups, Telephone Interviews, Photo-Elicitation, Photovoice
Age ranges: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School (tween years), Adolescence, Older Adults
Populations: Rural Health, Underserved Populations
Survey Research Methods
Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size.
Engaging Parents to Promote Children's Nutrition and Health.
Geographic variation in the relationship between body mass index and the built environment.
Mobile Phone Apps for Smoking Cessation: Quality and Usability Among Smokers With Psychosis.
A Tobacco Cessation Intervention with Rural, Medically Underserved, Blue-collar Employees: A Quasiexperimental Study.
Weight Loss Interventions in Older Adults with Obesity: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Since 2005.
A mixed-methods approach to assessing barriers to physical activity among women with class I, class II, and class III obesity.
Utilitarian and Recreational Walking Among Spanish- and English-Speaking Latino Adults in Micropolitan US Towns.
Translation of an Action Learning Collaborative Model Into a Community-Based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.
Practical guidance and ethical considerations for studies using photo-elicitation interviews.