Belinda Borrelli, PhD
Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dept of Health Policy & Health Svcs Research

PhD, University of Illinois
MA, University of Illinois



Dr. Belinda Borrelli, PhD is Professor and Director of Behavioral Science Research at Boston University, in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She is also the PI and Director of BU's Mobile and Electronic Health-ARC. In 2013, she was invited to be a Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, UK., and continues in that role. She was formally a Professor at Brown University, in both the School of Public Health and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and since transitioning to BU, maintains an adjunct Professorship at Brown. Dr. Borrelli received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed her residency and fellowship training in Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at Brown University. She proceeded through the academic ranks at Brown University and became Full Professor there in 2009.

Dr. Borrelli is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in motivating behavior change, with 100+ peer-reviewed publications. She has held over 20 NIH grant awards as PI and Co-I, and numerous grant awards from other agencies and foundations. Over the past 20+ years, Prof. Borrelli’s research has focused on developing and testing treatments to motivate smoking cessation and secondhand smoke reduction, improving oral health and dietary behaviors, and promoting adherence to medications and treatment regimens for chronic diseases including sleep apnea, cystic fibrosis, and asthma. She specializes in integrating theory based treatments into public health contexts, and targeting underserved populations such as those with low income, inner city youth and adults, Latinos, people with mobility impairments, medically ill populations, older adults, and Native-Americans. Dr. Borrelli is also developing and testing mobile health platforms to initiate and sustain health behavior change.

Dr. Borrelli has served on grant review panels in the US, Europe, and the UK and is a Fellow of the American College of Reviewers. She served as an advisor to the NIH on treatment fidelity, for both NIDCR and NHLBI, and has published several invited articles on best practice guidelines that have been widely disseminated. She provided expert testimony to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on motivating health behavior change. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Borrelli is a member of several journal editorial boards. She has been Associate Editor or Senior Associate Editor at leading journals in psychology (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology) and the most cited journal in addiction science (Addiction). She is Co-Editor of a special issue of Health Psychology on mHealth and eHealth interventions. She has taught Motivational Interviewing to health care practitioners in the US and abroad, and has given over 80 invited talks nationally and internationally. She was named "TEDMED Research Scholar" in 2015. In 2017, she received BU's Research Collaborator of the Year award, from the Office of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research & The Evans Center. She served as primary mentor to over 25 interns, post-docs, and NIH K award recipients.

Director
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Health Policy & Health Svcs Research
Behavioral Science Research

Visiting Professor
University of Manchester, UK School of Psychological Sciences
Centre for Health Psychology


Adjunct Professor
Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University & The Miriam Hospital
Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Adjunct Professor
Brown University School of Public Health
Behavioral and Social Sciences



2015 TEDMED: TEDMED Research Scholar
2015 Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Outstanding New Faculty Member
2014 Brown University School of Medicine: Teaching Award Nomination
2014-2015 Health Psychology: Invited Editor
2013 Brown University School of Medicine: Teaching Award Nomination
2013 University of Manchester, United Kingdom: Visiting Professor
2013-2014 American Psychological Association: Invited Member, Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
2012 Fellow, The American Psychological Association
2012 Health Psychology: Fellow, Division 38
2011 Brown University School of Medicine: Teaching Award Nomination
2010 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: Invited Editor
2010 Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation: Honorary Editorial Board
2010 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Invited Expert Testimony on Evidence-Based Health Behavior Interventions
2008 Psychology Research and Behaviour Management: Invited Member, Honorary Editorial Board
2007 Medscape: Editor's Top Pick (Psychiatry)
2007 Medscape: Most-Read Article of 2006
2006 Blue Cross/Blue Shield: Award for Improving Health Quality Outcomes
2002-2013 Invited Keynote Speaker and Grand Rounds Speaker
1998 Brown University School of Medicine: Teaching Award Nomination
1996 Lifespan/Brown University Consortium of Hospitals: Young Investigator Award
1996 Brown University School of Medicine: Postdoctoral Research Award, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
1996 Society of Behavioral Medicine: Presidential Research Citation Award
1993-1994 University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduate College: Fellowship Award
1992 University of Illinois at Chicago: Commendation from the Division of Clinical Psychology
1991 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Crani
4UH3DE025492-03

School-based Asthma Care for Teens (SB-ACT)
09/01/2014 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
University of Rochester NIH NHLBI
R18HL116244

Tailored Treatment to enhance risk perception in sleep apnea
09/01/2014 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
National Jewish Health NIH NHLBI
5R01HL120693-03

Integrating Interactive Parent Text Messaging and Oral Health Guidelines into Pediatric Community Health Centers to Reduce Early Childhood Caries
09/18/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Crani
5UH2DE025492-02

Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking
09/01/2014 - 02/29/2016 (PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NCI
5R01CA137616-06




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 4UH3DE025492-03
2017 ConProject-001 4UH3DE025492-03-7367
2016 Integrating Interactive Parent Text Messaging and Oral Health Guidelines into Pediatric Community Health Centers to Reduce Early Childhood Caries 5UH2DE025492-02
2015 Integrating Interactive Parent Text Messaging and Oral Health Guidelines into Pediatric Community Health Centers to Reduce Early Childhood Caries 1UH2DE025492-01
2014 Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking 5R01CA137616-06 5
2013 Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking 5R01CA137616-05 5
2012 Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking 5R01CA137616-04 5
2011 Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking 5R01CA137616-03 5
2010 Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking 5R01CA137616-02 5
2009 Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking 1R01CA137616-01A1 5
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  1. Brooks DR, Burtner JL, Borrelli B, Heeren TC, Evans T, Davine JA, Greenbaum J, Scarpaci M, Kane J, Rees VW, Geller AC. Twelve-Month Outcomes of a Group-Randomized Community Health Advocate-Led Smoking Cessation Intervention in Public Housing. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Nov 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29145626.
  2. Borrelli B, Endrighi R, Hammond SK, Dunsiger S. Smokers who are unmotivated to quit and have a child with asthma are more likely to quit with intensive motivational interviewing and repeated biomarker feedback. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Nov; 85(11):1019-1028.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29083219.
  3. Clawson AH, McQuaid EL, Dunsiger S, Bartlett K, Borrelli B. The longitudinal, bidirectional relationships between parent reports of child secondhand smoke exposure and child smoking trajectories. J Behav Med. 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29022139.
  4. Borrelli B, Gaynor S, Tooley E, Armitage CJ, Wearden A, Bartlett YK. Identification of Three Different Types of Smokers Who Are Not Motivated to Quit: Results From a Latent Class Analysis. Health Psychol. 2017 Oct 02. PMID: 28967770.
  5. Clawson AH, McQuaid EL, Borrelli B. Smokers who have children with asthma: Perceptions about child secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use initiation and parental willingness to participate in child-focused tobacco interventions. J Asthma. 2017 Jul 31; 1-12. PMID: 28759279.
  6. Eakin MN, Chung SE, Hoehn J, Borrelli B, Rand-Giovannetti D, Riekert KA. Development and validation of CF-Medication Beliefs Questionnaire: A mixed-methods approach. J Cyst Fibros. 2017 Sep; 16(5):637-644. PMID: 28549609.
  7. Albino J, Tiwari T, Gansky SA, Henshaw MM, Barker JC, Brega AG, Gregorich SE, Heaton B, Batliner TS, Borrelli B, Geltman P, Kressin NR, Weintraub JA, Finlayson TL, Garcia RI. The basic research factors questionnaire for studying early childhood caries. BMC Oral Health. 2017 May 19; 17(1):83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28526003.
  8. Busch AM, Tooley EM, Dunsiger S, Chattillion EA, Srour JF, Pagoto SL, Kahler CW, Borrelli B. Behavioral activation for smoking cessation and mood management following a cardiac event: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2017 Apr 17; 17(1):323. PMID: 28415979; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4250-7;.
  9. Singhal A, Borrelli B. Dental Disparities and Psychological Distress Among Mobility-Impaired Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2017 May; 52(5):645-652.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27989449; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.025;.
  10. Garcia RI, Tiwari T, Ramos-Gomez F, Heaton B, Orozco M, Rasmussen M, Braun P, Henshaw M, Borrelli B, Albino J, Diamond C, Gebel C, Batliner TS, Barker JC, Gregorich S, Gansky SA. Retention strategies for health disparities preventive trials: findings from the Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers. J Public Health Dent. 2017 Dec; 77(1):63-77.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27759164; DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12182;.
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