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 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 tobacco and obesity prevention. She seeks to help people of all ages to reach their maximum potential by conducting research on barriers and facilitators to physical activity, healthy eating, and sleep, as well as media influences on smoking behaviors. She has examined the spheres of influence of individual, family, home, school, afterschool, child care, worksite, and community on behavior and health.
Specialties: Research, Teaching, Management
Research Methods: Mixed Methods (qualitative and quantitative), Accelerometry, Actigraphy, 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
Topic areas: Community-Clinical Linkages, Community Engagement, Whole Communities, Cancer Prevention, Environmental Influences on Health, Tobacco Prevention, Obesity Prevention, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Healthy Sleep Habits, Media/Screen Time, Extracurricular Activities
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.
The built environment and utilitarian walking in small U.S. towns.
TXT me I'm only sleeping: adolescents with mobile phones in their bedroom.
The relative roles of types of extracurricular activity on smoking and drinking initiation among tweens.
Association of a television in the bedroom with increased adiposity gain in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents.
Receptivity to television fast-food restaurant marketing and obesity among U.S. youth.