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Meghan R. Longacre, MS, PhD

Senior Lecturer in The Dartmouth Institute

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Director, Research-to-Practice Translational Partnerships, Hood Center for Children and Families

The Dartmouth Institute

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

Websites www.hoodcenter.dartmouth.edu

Contact Information

One Medical Center Drive
HB 7255
Lebanon NH 03756

Phone: 603-643-7075
Email: meghan.longacre@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Food marketing to children
Obesity prevention in preschool and elementary-aged children
Community-based partnerships for diet and physical activity promotion
Multimedia nutrition programming for young children
Community, school, and family influences on adolescent overweight
Qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies

Courses Taught

PH 161, MPH Internship
PH 261, MPH Practicum

Selected Publications


  • Longacre MR, Drake KM, Titus LJ, Peterson KE, Beach ML, Langeloh G, Hendricks K, Dalton MA School Food Reduces Household Income Disparities in Adolescents' Frequency of Fruit and Vegetable Intake. Prev Med. 2014 Oct 16;69C:202-207 (view details in PubMed)

  • Drake KM1, Longacre MR, Dalton MA, Langeloh G, Peterson KE, Titus LJ, Beach ML Two-method measurement for adolescent obesity epidemiology: reducing the bias in self-report of height and weight. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Sep;53(3):322-7 (view details in PubMed)

  • Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Skatrud-Mickelson M, Li Z, Purvis LA, Titus LJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA Variation in access to sugar-sweetened beverages in vending machines across rural, town and urban high schools. Public Health. 2013 May;127(5):485-91 (view details in PubMed)

  • Longacre MR, DeFrancis GF, Fenzel M, Drake KM, Langeloh GE, Dalton MA Student scientists learn about energy balance through science museum-academic partnership. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 Jan-Feb;45(1):90-3 (view details in PubMed)

  • Drake KM, Beach ML, Longacre MR, Mackenzie T, Titus LJ, Rundle AG, Dalton MA Influence of sports, physical education, and active commuting to school on adolescent weight status. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug;130(2):e296-304 (view details in PubMed)

  • Longacre MR, Drake KM, MacKenzie TA, Gibson L, Owens P, Titus LJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA Fast-food environments and family fast-food intake in nonmetropolitan areas. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jun;42(6):579-87 (view details in PubMed)

  • Adachi-Mejia AM, Sutherland LA, Longacre MR, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Gibson JJ, Dalton MA Adolescent weight status and receptivity to food TV advertisements. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Nov-Dec;43(6):441-8 (view details in PubMed)

  • Longacre MR, Primack BA, Owens PM, Gibson L, Beauregard S, Mackenzie TA, Dalton MA Public directory data sources do not accurately characterize the food environment in two predominantly rural states. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Apr;111(4):577-82 (view details in PubMed)

  • Dalton MA, Longacre MR, Drake KM, Gibson L, Adachi-Mejia AM, Swain K, Xie H, Owens PM Built environment predictors of active travel to school among rural adolescents. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Mar;40(3):312-9 (view details in PubMed)

  • 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 in PubMed)