Anna M Adachi-Mejia
Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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 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
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.
How television fast food marketing aimed at children compares with adult advertisements.
Retail tobacco exposure: using geographic analysis to identify areas with excessively high retail density.
Variation in access to sugar-sweetened beverages in vending machines across rural, town and urban high schools.