FACULTY LEAD AND TEAM
Tracy Onega, The Professor
Tracy Onega, PhD, MA, MS, is an associate professor, and interim division director, of biomedical data science in the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. She focuses on population-based approaches to optimizing how healthcare resources are allocated across populations and how the spatial distribution of services can impact treatment and outcomes. With a background in geography and health informatics, her major interests focus on access to cancer care, geospatial methodologies; and how geoinformatics can lead to better use of healthcare resources.
Jennifer Alford-Teaster, The Deputy
Jennifer Alford-Teaster, MA, MPH, is a geospatial research project director in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Dartmouth College. Jennifer has combined her advanced training in applied geography and public health to provide analytic research support on projects utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Rebecca Faill, The Architect
Rebecca has 20 years of experience developing and managing software projects. For the last seven years she’s worked to create tools to support data science in both the public and private sectors.
Dr. Anna M. Adachi-Mejia
Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, Ph.D.
Dr. Adachi-Mejia is the Director of the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD) and an Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The overarching aim of her research is cancer prevention with the long-term goal to inform interventions to promote healthy living in healthy environments. Her work focuses on the contributions of community and the built environment to three sets of risk behaviors: smoking, healthy eating, and activity (e.g., sleep, sedentary, physical, media/screen time). She has developed innovative approaches to data collection from humans (youth and adult) to determine the influence of the micro (e.g., bedroom) and macro (e.g., community) environment on these three sets of behaviors. This research leverages her multidisciplinary training and collaborations to apply novel strategies to measure both human behavior and health outcomes.
Dr. Sunny Jung Kim
Sunny Jung Kim, Ph.D.,MS, MA, is a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Dartmouth, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kim received her first Masters in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University and her second Masters and Ph.D. in Communication from Cornell University, where she minored in Social Psychology. Dr. Kim is a health communication scholar by training specialized in persuasive technologies, media effects, and social psychological mechanisms of behavior change.
Dr. Erika Moen
Erika Moen, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Erika’s work focuses on applying social network methodology to various aspects of health services research, primarily working on two research projects: 1) a study of cardiovascular physician and hospital networks within the United States and their impact on guideline-consistent care and 2) a collaboration with Dr. Onega involving analysis of breast cancer physician networks at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to explore innovative approaches for combining social network and geospatial methods to identify service areas for cancer care. Physician network analysis offers a novel approach for characterizing the care coordination and studying diffusion of information across health care providers. Erika received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and M.S. in Translational Research from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Fahui Wang
Fahui Wang, Ph.D. James J Parsons Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Dr. Wang has extensive experience in applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in health studies, with primary interests in analysis of health care allocation and accessibility, their impacts and policy mitigation. He is the author of “Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS” (Taylor & Francis, 2006), “Quantitative Methods and Socioeconomic Applications in GIS” (2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 2015) and over 100 refereed articles across various disciplines (health studies journal outlets include Cancer, Medical Care, Health Services Research, Health & Place, I J Health Geographics, J Medical Systems). He has served multiple panels of NIH Scientific Review Groups (HSOD, SBIR and HDEP) since 2006.