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Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, Ph.D.

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


 Overview 
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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.

SPECIALTIES

Research, Teaching, Management

AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • 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




 Bibliographic 
 selected publications
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  1. Adachi-Mejia AM, Edwards PM, Gilbert-Diamond D, Greenough GP, Olson AL. TXT Me I'm Only Sleeping: Adolescents With Mobile Phones in Their Bedroom. Fam Community Health. 2014 Oct-Dec; 37(4):252-7.
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  2. 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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  3. Adachi-Mejia AM, Gibson Chambers JJ, Li Z, Sargent JD. The relative roles of types of extracurricular activity on smoking and drinking initiation among tweens. Acad Pediatr. 2014 May-Jun; 14(3):271-8.
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  4. Gilbert-Diamond D, Li Z, Adachi-Mejia AM, McClure AC, Sargent JD. Association of a television in the bedroom with increased adiposity gain in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 May; 168(5):427-34.
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  5. McClure AC, Tanski SE, Gilbert-Diamond D, Adachi-Mejia AM, Li Z, Li Z, Sargent JD. Receptivity to television fast-food restaurant marketing and obesity among U.S. youth. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Nov; 45(5):560-8.
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  6. Rodriguez D, Carlos HA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Berke EM, Sargent J. Retail tobacco exposure: using geographic analysis to identify areas with excessively high retail density. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Feb; 16(2):155-65.
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  7. Bernhardt AM, Wilking C, Adachi-Mejia AM, Bergamini E, Marijnissen J, Sargent JD. How television fast food marketing aimed at children compares with adult advertisements. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72479.
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  8. 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.
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  9. Adachi-Mejia AM, Carlos HA, Berke EM, Tanski SE, Sargent JD. A comparison of individual versus community influences on youth smoking behaviours: a cross-sectional observational study. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(5).
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  10. Primack BA, Hendricks KM, Longacre MR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Weiss JE, Titus LJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA. Parental efficacy and child behavior in a community sample of children with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Atten Defic Hyperact Disord. 2012 Dec; 4(4):189-97.
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  11. Rodriguez D, Carlos HA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Berke EM, Sargent JD. Predictors of tobacco outlet density nationwide: a geographic analysis. Tob Control. 2013 Sep; 22(5):349-55.
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  12. Primack BA, Longacre MR, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Titus LJ, Dalton MA. Association of established smoking among adolescents with timing of exposure to smoking depicted in movies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Apr 4; 104(7):549-55.
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  13. Skatrud-Mickelson M, Adachi-Mejia AM, MacKenzie TA, Sutherland LA. Giving the wrong impression: food and beverage brand impressions delivered to youth through popular movies. J Public Health (Oxf). 2012 Jun; 34(2):245-52.
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  14. Skatrud-Mickelson M, Adachi-Mejia AM, Sutherland LA. Tween sex differences in snacking preferences during television viewing. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Sep; 111(9):1385-90.
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  15. 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.
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  16. 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.
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  17. Adachi-Mejia AM, Drake KM, MacKenzie TA, Titus-Ernstoff L, Longacre MR, Hendricks KM, Beach ML, Dalton MA. Perceived intrinsic barriers to physical activity among rural mothers. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Dec; 19(12):2197-202.
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  18. Primack BA, Fertman CI, Rice KR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Fine MJ. Waterpipe and cigarette smoking among college athletes in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Jan; 46(1):45-51.
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  19. Adachi-Mejia AM, Primack BA, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Longacre MR, Weiss JE, Dalton MA. Influence of movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established smoking. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Jul; 163(7):638-43.
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  20. Dalton MA, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Matzkin AL, Sargent JD, Heatherton TF, Titus-Ernstoff L. Early exposure to movie smoking predicts established smoking by older teens and young adults. Pediatrics. 2009 Apr; 123(4):e551-8.
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  21. 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.
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  22. Titus-Ernstoff L, Dalton MA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Beach ML. Longitudinal study of viewing smoking in movies and initiation of smoking by children. Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; 121(1):15-21.
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  23. Dalton MA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Gibson JJ, Martin SK, Sargent JD, Beach ML. Parental rules and monitoring of children's movie viewing associated with children's risk for smoking and drinking. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):1932-42.
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  24. Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Gibson JJ, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Dalton MA. Children with a TV in their bedroom at higher risk for being overweight. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Apr; 31(4):644-51.
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  25. Sargent JD, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Gibson JJ, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Carusi CP, Swain SD, Heatherton TF, Dalton MA. Exposure to movie smoking: its relation to smoking initiation among US adolescents. Pediatrics. 2005 Nov; 116(5):1183-91.
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  26. Dalton MA, Bernhardt AM, Gibson JJ, Sargent JD, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Heatherton TF. Use of cigarettes and alcohol by preschoolers while role-playing as adults: "Honey, have some smokes". Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Sep; 159(9):854-9.
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  27. Adachi-Mejia AM, Dalton MA, Gibson JJ, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Heatherton TF, Sargent JD. Tobacco brand appearances in movies before and after the master settlement agreement. JAMA. 2005 May 18; 293(19):2341-2.
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  28. 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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