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 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 120+ 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 (text messaging, apps, VR).

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 and The Society of Behavioral Medicine. 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 90 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 35 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



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


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
4UH3DE028866-02

Digital Health Supported Weight Management Intervention Delivered by Community Health Workers among Public Housing Residents
02/14/2020 - 01/31/2025 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NCI
1R01CA238335-01A1

Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Belinda Borrelli, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
3UH3DE025492-05S1

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
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
2018 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 5UH3DE025492-04
2018 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 5UH3DE025492-04-7367
2017 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 4UH3DE025492-03
2017 Interactive Parent-targeted Text Messaging in Pediatric Clinics to Reduce ECC 4UH3DE025492-03-7367
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  1. Quintiliani LM, Kathuria H, Truong V, Murillo J, Borrelli B, Xuan Z, Lasser KE. Patient navigation among recently hospitalized smokers to promote tobacco treatment: Results from a randomized exploratory pilot study. Addict Behav. 2020 Sep 15; 113:106659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33010473
     
  2. Lin H, Sardana M, Zhang Y, Liu C, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Manders ES, Fusco K, Kornej J, Hammond MM, Spartano NL, Pathiravasan CH, Kheterpal V, Nowak C, Borrelli B, Murabito JM, McManus DD. Association of Habitual Physical Activity With Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Circ Res. 2020 Oct 23; 127(10):1253-1260.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32842915; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.317578;
     
  3. Kathuria H, Koppelman E, Borrelli B, Slatore CG, Clark JA, Lasser KE, Wiener RS. Patient-Physician Discussions on Lung Cancer Screening: A Missed Teachable Moment to Promote Smoking Cessation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 03 16; 22(3):431-439.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30476209
     
  4. Borrelli B, Henshaw M, Endrighi R, Adams WG, Heeren T, Rosen RK, Bock B, Werntz S. An Interactive Parent-Targeted Text Messaging Intervention to Improve Oral Health in Children Attending Urban Pediatric Clinics: Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 11 11; 7(11):e14247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31710306
     
  5. Borrelli B, Rueras N, Jurasic M. Delivery of a smoking cessation induction intervention via virtual reality headset during a dental cleaning. Transl Behav Med. 2019 Oct 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31665495
     
  6. Endrighi R, Rueras N, Dunsiger S, Borrelli B. Perceived Pain and Smoking Interrelations and Expectancies Are Associated With Pain and Smoking Cessation in Individuals With Mobility Impairments. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Jul 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31287549
     
  7. Borrelli B, O'Connor GT. E-Cigarettes to Assist with Smoking Cessation. N Engl J Med. 2019 02 14; 380(7):678-679.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30699299
     
  8. 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. 2018 11 15; 20(12):1434-1441.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29145626
     
  9. Clawson AH, McQuaid EL, Dunsiger S, Borrelli B. Smokers with children with asthma: Parental perceptions about prototype intervention messages focused on reducing child tobacco exposure and use. J Child Health Care. 2020 03; 24(1):106-122. PMID: 30198313
     
  10. Henshaw MM, Borrelli B, Gregorich SE, Heaton B, Tooley EM, Santo W, Cheng NF, Rasmussen M, Helman S, Shain S, Garcia RI. Randomized Trial of Motivational Interviewing to Prevent Early Childhood Caries in Public Housing. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2018 Oct; 3(4):353-365.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30238060
     
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