Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD

Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD
Director and Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute
and Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Program Member, Cancer Control Research Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Faculty Fellow, Center for Program Design and Evaluation
Co-Chair, PAPRN+ Older Adults Working Group

Areas of Expertise & Interest
The promotion of physical activity, healthy eating, & healthy sleep habits
The role of youth extracurricular activities in cancer prevention
Afterschool & community interventions to promote rural health
Obesity & tobacco prevention
Environmental influences on youth cancer risk behaviors
Rural underserved populations
Survey research methods
Quality of life measurement

In the News

  •  Dr. Adachi-Mejia recently completed a project sponsored by the Endowment for Health using the technique of photovoice to engage the perspectives of communities of color and of language minorities regarding the experience of aging in New Hampshire. Click here to read the press release.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Adachi-Mejia for her recent appointment as Director of the HPRCD by Dr. Bartels! Click here to read a Q&A session with Anna where she discusses her work and the HPRCD's role in addressing some of today's pressing public health concerns.
  • Click here to read a press release on Dr. Adachi-Mejia's recent study on barriers to physical activity among women by weight class.
  • With a generous grant from the Aetna Foundation, Dr. Adachi-Mejia worked in collaboration with Geisel’s Center for Health Equity to use photovoice to gain a better understanding of health within two Native American communities. Click here to read the press release.