2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Dr. Emily Hennessey, PhD, University of Connecticut, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. Emily A. Hennessy holds a PhD in Community Research and Action from Vanderbilt University, graduating with the Founders Medal for highest honors, and with a quantitative methods minor. As a US-Norway Fulbright scholar, she has received a Master of Philosophy in Health Promotion from the University of Bergen. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut where she studies mechanisms of behavior change. Her focus for the past 10 years has broadly been on adolescent health promotion and she focused specifically on adolescent recovery and recovery capital for her doctoral research. She has a number of presentations and publications from her research on adolescent substance use and recovery including a Campbell Collaboration funded systematic review of recovery high schools and collegiate recovery programs. Through her work with Dr. Andrew Finch, she was involved in the first empirical national US study of the effectiveness of recovery high schools. She is currently collaborating on a national study of secondary data analysis of collegiate recovery programs in the USA.