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 130+ 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 20+ 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, 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, 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
5UH3DE028866-03

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 - 08/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Belinda Borrelli, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
3UH3DE025492-05S2

Rapidly Advancing Discovery to Arrest the Outbreak of Youth Vaping (VAPERACE)
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (Multi PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS
American Heart Association


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



Title


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
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
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  1. Hammond MM, Zhang Y, Pathiravasan CH, Lin H, Sardana M, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Borrelli B, Manders ES, Fusco K, Kornej J, Spartano NL, Kheterpal V, Nowak C, McManus DD, Liu C, Murabito JM. Relations Between BMI Trajectories and Habitual Physical Activity Measured by a Smartwatch in the Electronic Cohort of the Framingham Heart Study: Cohort Study. JMIR Cardio. 2022 Apr 27; 6(1):e32348.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35476038
     
  2. Shankar D, Borrelli B, Cobb V, Quintiliani LM, Palfai T, Weinstein Z, Bulekova K, Kathuria H. Text-messaging to promote smoking cessation among individuals with opioid use disorder: quantitative and qualitative evaluation. BMC Public Health. 2022 Apr 06; 22(1):668.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35387648; PMCID: PMC8988312; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-13008-z;
     
  3. Salloum RG, Rojewski AM, Piper ME, Blalock JA, Borrelli B, Boyce LM, Minnix JA, Dogar O, Tomko RL, Jorenby DE, Kotsen C, Ostroff JS. Reporting Treatment Fidelity in Behavioral Tobacco Treatment Clinical Trials: Scoping Review and Measurement Recommendations. Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 02 01; 24(2):150-159. PMID: 34197617; PMCID: PMC9013002; DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab140;
     
  4. McNeil DW, Randall CL, Baker S, Borrelli B, Burgette JM, Gibson B, Heaton LJ, Kitsaras G, McGrath C, Newton JT. Consensus Statement on Future Directions for the Behavioral and Social Sciences in Oral Health. J Dent Res. 2022 Jun; 101(6):619-622. PMID: 35043742
     
  5. Zhang Y, Pathiravasan CH, Hammond MM, Liu H, Lin H, Sardana M, Trinquart L, Borrelli B, Manders ES, Kornej J, Spartano NL, Nowak C, Kheterpal V, Benjamin EJ, McManus DD, Murabito JM, Liu C. Comparison of Daily Routines Between Middle-aged and Older Participants With and Those Without Diabetes in the Electronic Framingham Heart Study: Cohort Study. JMIR Diabetes. 2022 Jan 07; 7(1):e29107.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34994694; PMCID: PMC8783285; DOI: 10.2196/29107;
     
  6. Kornej J, Murabito JM, Zhang Y, Liu C, Trinquart L, Sardana M, Manders ES, Hammond MM, Spartano NL, Pathiravasan CH, Wang X, Borrelli B, McManus DD, Benjamin EJ, Lin H. No evidence of association between habitual physical activity and ECG traits: Insights from the electronic Framingham Heart Study. Cardiovasc Digit Health J. 2022 Feb; 3(1):56-58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35265935; PMCID: PMC8890067; DOI: 10.1016/j.cvdhj.2021.11.004;
     
  7. Endrighi R, Zhao Y, Hughes RB, Kumar D, Borrelli B. Associations Between Smoking Status and Physical and Mental Health-Related Quality of Life Among Individuals With Mobility Impairments. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Aug 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34453512
     
  8. Sardana M, Lin H, Zhang Y, Liu C, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Manders ES, Fusco K, Kornej J, Hammond MM, Spartano N, Pathiravasan CH, Kheterpal V, Nowak C, Borrelli B, Murabito JM, McManus DD. Association of Habitual Physical Activity With Home Blood Pressure in the Electronic Framingham Heart Study (eFHS): Cross-sectional Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 06 24; 23(6):e25591.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34185019; PMCID: PMC8277303; DOI: 10.2196/25591;
     
  9. Murphy CM, Micalizzi L, Sokolovsky AW, Borrelli B, Jennings EG, Lee CS, Parker DR, Risica PM. Motivational interviewing telephone counseling to increase postpartum maintenance of abstinence from tobacco. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 01; 132:108419. PMID: 34098201; PMCID: PMC8531179; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108419;
     
  10. Ding EY, Pathiravasan CH, Schramm E, Borrelli B, Liu C, Trinquart L, Kornej J, Benjamin EJ, Murabito JM, McManus DD. Design, deployment, and usability of a mobile system for cardiovascular health monitoring within the electronic Framingham Heart Study. Cardiovasc Digit Health J. 2021 Jun; 2(3):171-178.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35265906; PMCID: PMC8890046; DOI: 10.1016/j.cvdhj.2021.04.001;
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 146 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2021

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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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