Anna M Adachi-Mejia, PhD
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD)
Co-Director, Capstone Course for MPH and MS Students, The Dartmouth Institute
Community Engagement Core Leader, Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program
Faculty Fellow, Center for Program Design and Evaluation at Dartmouth
Program Member, Cancer Control Research Program, Norris Cotton Cancer Center
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
Dr. Adachi-Mejia is a leader, researcher, facilitator, and teacher. She directs Dartmouth's Prevention Research Center called the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD). As an Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth she supervises multiple research teams and collaborates with partners in academic, community, and non-profit organizations across the country. Among her community-engaged roles, she is the Community Engagement Core Leader for the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program. She also teaches at The Dartmouth Institute as the Co-Director of the Capstone course and as a supporting faculty member of the Survey Research Methods course for graduate students.
Her expertise includes team management, managing large budgets, scientific writing and editing, grant writing and editing, teaching, group meeting facilitation, running focus groups, training teams on survey administration (including in-person and telephone interviews), and training teams on how to conduct photovoice projects in community settings.
She has a special interest in promoting work spaces where people can thrive. She helps to facilitate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. She also facilitates virtual and in-person Think Tanks on selected topics to bridge connections across scientists and community members.
Survey Research Methods
Content Analysis of a Participant-Directed Intervention to Optimize Activity Engagement of Older Adult Cancer Survivors.
A method to create a standardized generic and condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure for patient care and healthcare improvement.
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.