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Anna M Adachi-Mejia, PhD

Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
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


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

Professional Interests:

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.

Courses Taught:

Survey Research Methods

Selected Publications:


Content Analysis of a Participant-Directed Intervention to Optimize Activity Engagement of Older Adult Cancer Survivors.
Lyons KD, Newman R, Adachi-Mejia AM, Whipple J, Hegel MT
OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2018 Jan;38(1):38-45. doi: 10.1177/1539449217730356. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
PMID: 28929925

A method to create a standardized generic and condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure for patient care and healthcare improvement.
Schifferdecker KE, Yount SE, Kaiser K, Adachi-Mejia A, Cella D, Carluzzo KL, Eisenstein A, Kallen MA, Greene GJ, Eton DT, Fisher ES
Qual Life Res. 2018 Feb;27(2):367-378. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1675-5. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
PMID: 28795261

Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size.
Dollar E, Berman M, Adachi-Mejia AM
Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Apr 20;14:E34. doi: 10.5888/pcd14.170006. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
PMID: 28427483

Engaging Parents to Promote Children's Nutrition and Health.
Dev DA, Byrd-Williams C, Ramsay S, McBride B, Srivastava D, Murriel A, Arcan C, Adachi-Mejia AM
Am J Health Promot. 2017 Mar;31(2):153-162. doi: 10.1177/0890117116685426. Epub 2017 Jan 11.
PMID: 28423928

Geographic variation in the relationship between body mass index and the built environment.
Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee C, Lee C, Carlos HA, Saelens BE, Berke EM, Doescher MP
Prev Med. 2017 Jul;100:33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.03.018. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
PMID: 28344118

Mobile Phone Apps for Smoking Cessation: Quality and Usability Among Smokers With Psychosis.
Ferron JC, Brunette MF, Geiger P, Marsch LA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Bartels SJ
JMIR Hum Factors. 2017 Mar 3;4(1):e7. doi: 10.2196/humanfactors.5933. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
PMID: 28258047

A Tobacco Cessation Intervention with Rural, Medically Underserved, Blue-collar Employees: A Quasiexperimental Study.
Stewart T, Formica MK, Adachi-Mejia AM, Wang D, Gerrard M
Saf Health Work. 2016 Dec;7(4):293-298. Epub 2016 Mar 31.
PMID: 27924231

Weight Loss Interventions in Older Adults with Obesity: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Since 2005.
Batsis JA, Gill LE, Masutani RK, Adachi-Mejia AM, Blunt HB, Bagley PJ, Lopez-Jimenez F, Bartels SJ
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Feb;65(2):257-268. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14514. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
PMID: 27641543

A mixed-methods approach to assessing barriers to physical activity among women with class I, class II, and class III obesity.
Adachi-Mejia AM, Schifferdecker KE
Public Health. 2016 Oct;139:212-215. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.04.013. Epub 2016 May 28.
PMID: 27245784

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. 2017 Apr;19(2):237-245. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0383-5.
PMID: 26993115

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