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Meghan R. Longacre, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


B.A., Rutgers University, Psychology
M.S., The University of Arizona, Family Studies & Human Development
Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Family Studies & Human Development

Community Health Research Program
Hood Center for Children and Families


Contact Information:

One Medical Center Drive
HB 7465
Community Health Research Program
Lebanon NH 03756

Phone: 603-653-0781
Fax: 603-653-0790
Email: meghan.longacre@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Susan K. Martin
Asst. Phone: 603-653-0788
Asst. Email: susan.martin@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Community, school, and family influences on adolescent overweight
Community food environments in rural areas
Qualitative and mixed method research methodologies
Adolescent development and health

Selected Publications:


  • Adachi-Mejia AM, Primack BA, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Longacre MR, Weiss JE, Dalton MA Influence of movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established smoking. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Jul;163(7):638-43 (view details on MedLine)

  • Dalton MA, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Matzkin AL, Sargent JD, Heatherton TF, Titus-Ernstoff L Early exposure to movie smoking predicts established smoking by older teens and young adults. Pediatrics. 2009 Apr;123(4):e551-8. (view details on MedLine)

  • Longacre MR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Titus-Ernstoff L, Gibson JJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA Parental attitudes about cigarette smoking and alcohol use in the Motion Picture Association of America rating system. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Mar;163(3):218-24. (view details on MedLine)

  • Dalton MA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Gibson JJ, Martin SK, Sargent JD, Beach ML Parental rules and monitoring of children's movie viewing associated with children's risk for smoking and drinking. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov;118(5):1932-42. (view details on MedLine)

  • Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Gibson JJ, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Dalton MA Children with a TV in their bedroom at higher risk for being overweight. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Apr;31(4):644-51. (view details on MedLine)

  • Becker HI, Longacre MR, Harper DM. Beyond the Pap: assessing patients' priorities for the annual examination. J Womens Health. 2004 Sep;13(7):791-8.

  • Harper DM, Longacre MR, Noll WW, Belloni DR, Cole BF. Factors affecting the detection rate of human papillomavirus. Ann Fam Med. 2003 Nov-Dec;1(4):221-7. (view details on MedLine)