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Anna M Adachi-Mejia, PHD

Title(s):
Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Deputy Director, Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth
Program Member, Cancer Control Research Program, Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Faculty Fellow, Center for Program Design and Evaluation at Dartmouth

Department(s):
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute
Pediatrics

Education:
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

Programs:
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Other

Websites:
http://www.hprcd.org

http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/faculty/anna-adachi-mejia-phd

http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/cpde/about/team/

Contact Information:

One Medical Center Drive, HB 7925
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lebanon NH 03756

Phone: 603-653-6124
Fax: 603-653-9090
Email: Anna.M.Adachi-Mejia@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Stephanie Kelly
Asst. Phone: 603-653-3468
Asst. Email: Stephanie.M.Kelly@dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Prevention Research: Building Healthier Communities Together

Dr. Adachi-Mejia is the Deputy Director of 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.

Her research initiatives address the CDC winnable battles of tobacco and obesity prevention. To date, her research has worked to help people of all ages to reach their maximum potential by conducting research on healthy eating, active living, healthy sleep, obesity prevention, tobacco prevention, and media. 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: Accelerometry, Actigraphy, Mixed Methods (qualitative and quantitative), Surveys, Focus Groups, Photo-Elicitation, Photovoice, Quality of Life Measurement, Translational Research

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

Mentoring Information:

NH-INBRE mentor


Selected Publications:

 

Utilitarian and Recreational Walking Among Spanish- and English-Speaking Latino Adults in Micropolitan US Towns.
Doescher MP, Lee C, Saelens BE, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Patterson DG, Moudon AV
J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Mar 18; Epub 2016 Mar 18.
PMID: 26993115

Translation of an Action Learning Collaborative Model Into a Community-Based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.
Schifferdecker KE, Adachi-Mejia AM, Butcher RL, O'Connor S, Li Z, Bazos DA
Health Promot Pract. 2016 Jan;17(1):70-9. doi: 10.1177/1524839915601371. Epub 2015 Aug 27.
PMID: 26315034

Practical guidance and ethical considerations for studies using photo-elicitation interviews.
Bugos E, Frasso R, FitzGerald E, True G, Adachi-Mejia AM, Cannuscio C
Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 30;11:E189. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.140216. Epub 2014 Oct 30.
PMID: 25357257

The built environment and utilitarian walking in small U.S. towns.
Doescher MP, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee CK, Stewart O, Patterson DG, Hurvitz PM, Carlos HA, Duncan GE, Moudon AV
Prev Med. 2014 Dec;69:80-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.08.027. Epub 2014 Sep 6.
PMID: 25199732

TXT me I'm only sleeping: adolescents with mobile phones in their bedroom.
Adachi-Mejia AM, Edwards PM, Gilbert-Diamond D, Greenough GP, Olson AL
Fam Community Health. 2014 Oct-Dec;37(4):252-7. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000044.
PMID: 25167065

The relative roles of types of extracurricular activity on smoking and drinking initiation among tweens.
Adachi-Mejia AM, Gibson Chambers JJ, Li Z, Sargent JD
Acad Pediatr. 2014 May-Jun;14(3):271-8. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.02.002.
PMID: 24767780

Association of a television in the bedroom with increased adiposity gain in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents.
Gilbert-Diamond D, Li Z, Adachi-Mejia AM, McClure AC, Sargent JD
JAMA Pediatr. 2014 May;168(5):427-34.
PMID: 24589630

Receptivity to television fast-food restaurant marketing and obesity among U.S. youth.
McClure AC, Tanski SE, Gilbert-Diamond D, Adachi-Mejia AM, Li Z, Li Z, Sargent JD
Am J Prev Med. 2013 Nov;45(5):560-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.06.011.
PMID: 24139768

How television fast food marketing aimed at children compares with adult advertisements.
Bernhardt AM, Wilking C, Adachi-Mejia AM, Bergamini E, Marijnissen J, Sargent JD
PLoS One. 2013;8(8):e72479. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072479. Epub 2013 Aug 28.
PMID: 24015250

Retail tobacco exposure: using geographic analysis to identify areas with excessively high retail density.
Rodriguez D, Carlos HA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Berke EM, Sargent J
Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Feb;16(2):155-65. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt126. Epub 2013 Sep 2.
PMID: 23999651