Emily Alden Hennessy PhD

Harvard; adolescents, emerging adults

Emily A Hennessy PhD is Associate Director of Biostatistics at the Recovery Research Institute and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Her research examines factors associated with health behaviour change among adolescents.

Her primary area of research, adolescent addiction recovery, is currently funded by a career development award (K01) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She adapted the original recovery capital model that was developed with adults to adolescents and is engaged in research which seeks to understand how recovery capital changes during the youth recovery process and how these changes can be facilitated by community supports.

A secondary area of her research is in conducting evidence syntheses and in improving methods for evidence synthesis.

She serves as Associate Methods Editor for the International Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration, is on the editorial board of Psychological Bulletin, and is a member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.

Dr Hennessy completed her PhD in Community Research and Action at Vanderbilt University and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Connecticut in the Systematic Health Action Research Program (SHARP) Lab.