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

PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago
MA, University of Illinois, Chicago
BA, Rutgers University



Dr. Belinda Borrelli, PhD is Professor and Director of The Center for 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 over 150 peer-reviewed publications. She has held over 25+ NIH grant awards as PI and Co-I, and numerous grant awards from other agencies and foundations. Over the past 25+ years, Prof. Borrelli’s research has focused on developing and testing treatments to motivate smoking and vaping 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 (text messaging, mobile apps, Virtual Reality).

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, The Society of Behavioral Medicine, and The Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco. 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 Co-Edited a special issue of Health Psychology on mHealth and eHealth interventions. She is currently Associate Editor of "American Psychologist," the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association. She has taught Motivational Interviewing to health care practitioners in the US and abroad, and has given over 100 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 40 interns, post-docs, and NIH K award recipients.

Director
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Center for Behavioral Sciences Research


Member
Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical 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




Delivery of a Smoking Cessation Induction Intervention Via Virtual Reality Headset During a Dental Cleaning
08/01/2020 - 07/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
5UH3DE028866-05

Rapidly Advancing Discovery to Arrest the Outbreak of Youth Vaping (VAPERACE)
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2024 (Multi PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS
American Heart Association


Digital Health Supported Weight Management Intervention Delivered by Community Health Workers among Public Housing Residents
02/14/2020 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NCI
5R01CA238335-04

Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC
09/01/2017 - 12/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Belinda Borrelli, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
3UH3DE025492-05S2

Delivery of a Smoking Cessation Induction Intervention Via Virtual Reality Headset During a Dental Cleaning
08/01/2019 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
1UG3DE028866-01

School-based Asthma Care for Teens (SB-ACT)
09/01/2014 - 05/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
University of Rochester NIH NHLBI
5R18HL116244-05

Tailored Treatment to enhance risk perception in sleep apnea
09/01/2014 - 03/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
National Jewish Health NIH NHLBI
5R01HL120693-05

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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Belinda Borrelli, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
5UH2DE025492-02

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



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Delivery of a Smoking Cessation Induction Intervention Via Virtual Reality Headset During a Dental Cleaning 5UH3DE028866-05
2022 Delivery of a Smoking Cessation Induction Intervention Via Virtual Reality Headset During a Dental Cleaning 5UH3DE028866-04
2021 Delivery of a Smoking Cessation Induction Intervention Via Virtual Reality Headset During a Dental Cleaning 5UH3DE028866-03
2021 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 3UH3DE025492-05S2
2020 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 3UH3DE025492-05S1
2020 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 3UH3DE025492-05S1-7367
2020 Delivery of a Smoking Cessation Induction Intervention Via Virtual Reality Headset During a Dental Cleaning 4UH3DE028866-02
2019 Delivery of a Smoking Cessation Induction Intervention Via Virtual Reality Headset During a Dental Cleaning 1UG3DE028866-01
2019 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 5UH3DE025492-05
2019 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 5UH3DE025492-05-7367
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  1. Zhang Y, Wang X, Pathiravasan CH, Spartano NL, Lin H, Borrelli B, Benjamin EJ, McManus DD, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Shah RV, Lewis GD, Liu C, Murabito JM, Nayor M. Association of Smartwatch-Based Heart Rate and Physical Activity With Cardiorespiratory Fitness Measures in the Community: Cohort Study. J Med Internet Res. 2024 Jun 13; 26:e56676.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38870519; DOI: 10.2196/56676;
     
  2. Weinstein D, Jones E, Endrighi R, Hart JL, Walker KL, Borrelli B, Quintiliani LM. "I knew the effects the whole time." Examination of facilitators and barriers to quit vaping among adolescents. Addict Behav. 2024 Jun 12; 157:108087.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38870591
     
  3. Murabito JM, Faro JM, Zhang Y, DeMalia A, Hamel A, Agyapong N, Liu H, Schramm E, McManus DD, Borrelli B. Smartphone App Designed to Collect Health Information in Older Adults: Usability Study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2024 May 30; 11:e56653.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38815261; PMCID: PMC11176875; DOI: 10.2196/56653;
     
  4. Sousa Filho LF, Farlie MK, Haines T, Borrelli B, Carroll C, Mathews C, Ribeiro DC, Fritz JM, Underwood M, Foster NE, Lamb SE, Sanchez ZM, Malliaras P. Developing an international consensus Reporting guideline for intervention Fidelity in Non-Drug, non-surgical trials: The ReFiND protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2024 Jul; 142:107575. PMID: 38750951
     
  5. Endrighi R, Henshaw M, Adams WG, Montion E, Park H, Borrelli B. The Longitudinal Reciprocal Relationships of Tooth Brushing Behaviors Between Underserved Children and Their Caregivers. Ann Behav Med. 2024 Apr 11; 58(5):353-362.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38489828
     
  6. Borrelli B, Bartlett YK, Fulford D, Frasco G, Armitage CJ, Wearden A. Behavioral Activation Mobile App to Motivate Smokers to Quit: Feasibility and Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Form Res. 2024 Apr 04; 8:e54912.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38573739; PMCID: PMC11027050; DOI: 10.2196/54912;
     
  7. Endrighi R, Borrelli B. Pain-Related Smoking Expectancies and Smoking Behavior Among U.S. Adult Cigarette Smokers with Chronic Pain. Int J Behav Med. 2023 Nov 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37935908
     
  8. Shah N, Borrelli B, Kumar D. Perceptions about smartphone-based interventions to promote physical activity in inactive adults with knee pain - A qualitative study. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2023 Oct 24; 1-8. PMID: 37873670; PMCID: PMC11039564; DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2023.2272854;
     
  9. Jones E, Endrighi R, Weinstein D, Jankowski A, Quintiliani LM, Borrelli B. Methods used to quit vaping among adolescents and associations with perceived risk, addiction, and socio-economic status. Addict Behav. 2023 Dec; 147:107835.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37598643
     
  10. Wang X, Pathiravasan CH, Zhang Y, Trinquart L, Borrelli B, Spartano NL, Lin H, Nowak C, Kheterpal V, Benjamin EJ, McManus DD, Murabito JM, Liu C. Association of Depressive Symptom Trajectory With Physical Activity Collected by mHealth Devices in the Electronic Framingham Heart Study: Cohort Study. JMIR Ment Health. 2023 Jul 14; 10:e44529.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37450333; PMCID: PMC10382951; DOI: 10.2196/44529;
     
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Bar chart showing 171 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2021 and 2022

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2017 Evans Center: Research Collaborator of the Year Award
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
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