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James D. Sargent, Director

Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Data Science

James D. Sargent is the Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  He also holds appointments as Professor of Pediatrics and of Community & Family Medicine; and is the Co-Director of the Cancer Control Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Dr. Sargent is an authority on the impact of mass media on risky behavior in childhood and adolescence. He has spoken and written widely on a range of cancer prevention topics.


Susanne E. Tanski, Associate Director

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Susanne Tanski is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a practicing primary care pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Working within the Cancer Risk Behaviors Group at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, her current research includes a focus on visual media influences on adolescent drinking and smoking.


Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Associate Director

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Diane Gilbert-Diamond trained in Biology at Dartmouth College and in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how genetic and prenatal exposures predispose children to unhealthy weight gain in our current obesogenic environment. Through a series of studies she has found compelling evidence that food advertising increases caloric consumption in children and that some children are predisposed to overeating when they watch food ads.



Anna Adachi-Mejia, Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine




Alan Budney, Professor of Psychiatry




Mary Brunette, Associate Professor of Psychiatry




Auden McClure, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics




Jennifer Emond, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science




Sarah Pratt, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry




Catherine Stanger, Associate Professor of Psychiatry




Steven Woloshin, co-director of the Center for Medicine and Media at The Dartmouth Institute




Samir Soneji, Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute





In Memory Of

Lisa Schwartz, former co-director of the Center for Medicine and Media at The Dartmouth Institute




Post-Doctoral Fellows

John Brand

Samantha Cukier


Sarah Heatherton

Past Scholars: Zoe Brennan, Cristiana Salvatori, Aminata Traore

Read more about the scholars’ work here.



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