Emily Hennessy, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Biostatistics

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Associate Director of Biostatistics at the Recovery Research Institute

Emily A. Hennessy is Associate Director of Biostatistics at the Recovery Research Institute and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hennessy was a Fulbright Scholar to Norway where she completed an M.Phil. in Health Promotion and focused on adolescent well-being. She completed her Ph.D. 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. Dr. Hennessy’s research examines factors associated with health behavior change among adolescents. Her primary area of research, adolescent substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery, is funded by a career development award (K01) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This study examines social network and recovery capital mechanisms of the recovery process in adolescents using social identity mapping. 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 and is on the editorial board of Psychological Bulletin.




Substance Use Treatment and Recovery (SUTR)

Dr. Hennessy and Dr. Noel Vest are co-chairing this new Campbell Review group and welcome evidence syntheses (systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-reviews, scoping reviews, and evidence gap maps) related to substance use treatment and recovery. Please visit our Campbell Collaboration page for more details.



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Additional Team

Additional Faculty/Staff

Akosua Dankwah, Dr.PH.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Alana Johnston

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alex Russell, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Alex Tansey

Clinical Research Coordinator


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