Emily A. Hennessy, Ph.D. is Associate Director of Biostatistics at the Recovery Research Institute and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hennessy’s research examines factors associated with health behavior change among adolescents. Dr. Hennessy 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.

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. 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, is on the editorial board of Psychological Bulletin, and is a member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.