Last Name

Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionGeisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute (TDI)
InstitutionGeisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
DepartmentThe Dartmouth Institute (TDI)

Dr. Adachi-Mejia helps people of all ages to reach their maximum potential by conducting cancer prevention research on healthy eating, active living, healthy sleep, obesity prevention, tobacco prevention, and media. She examines the spheres of influence of individual, family, home, school, afterschool, daycare, worksite, and community on behavior and health. Her work is designed to inform public health policy at the local, state, and national levels. She uses translational research, qualitative and quantitative methods, and community engagement to promote whole communities in rural, small town, urban, and underserved communities.


Research, Teaching, Management


  • Supporting whole communities

  • Promoting 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 health

  • Rural underserved populations

  • Survey research methods

  • Quality of life measurement

  • Actigraphy & accelerometry

  • Photovoice & photodocumentation

 selected publications
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  1. Doescher MP, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee CK, Stewart O, Patterson DG, Hurvitz PM, Carlos HA, Duncan GE, Moudon AV. The built environment and utilitarian walking in small U.S. towns. Prev Med. 2014 Sep 6; 69C:80-86.
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  2. Clark RE, Xie H, Adachi-Mejia AM, Sengupta A. Substitution between Formal and Informal Care for Persons with Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2001 Sep 1; 4(3):123-132.
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