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CV / Resume
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Dina L.G. Borzekowski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of children, media, and health.  In July 2013, Dr. Borzekowski joined the faculty at the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland - as a full Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health.  Prior to this appointment, Dr. Borzekowski had been at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 2001.  Dr. Borzekowski’s domestic and international research involves studying how youth come to use media and how media has an impact on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Some of her most fun and meaningful work has been with children's media producers (Sesame Workshop, Ubongo Kids), developing and evaluating international health communication interventions for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.


[COMING SOON - Videos from China]

Stop Marlboro - Argentina Video 1. Produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2015. 
Stop Marlboro - Argentina Video 2. Produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2015. 
Stop Marlboro - Argentina Video 3. Produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November  2015.

Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 1. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015.
Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 2. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015.
Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 3. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015.
Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 4. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015.

Marketing tobacco to children is wrong.  Keep products and ads out of sight. Produced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2013.
Packages are scary, because tobacco is scary. Keep tobacco away from children. Produced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2013.

Everyone in the world must smoke. Tobacco marketing and children in Russia.  Produced in Moscow, Russia. October 2013. 
Tobacco marketing and children in Russia, video 1.  Produced in Moscow, Russia. October 2013. 

Education and Training

1996 -1999   Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NIH, NHLBI, AHA
                   Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention
                   Stanford University, School of Medicine

1994       Ed. D., Human Development and Psychology
              Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

1990       Ed. M., Interactive Technology in Education
              Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

1989       M.S., Communications, Computing, and Technology in Education
              Columbia University, Teachers College

1988       B.S., Biology
              Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


HLTH300, Biostatistics for Public Health Practice.

HLTH234, Global Health Messages: Understanding Exposure and Impact

Honors and Awards

Honoree, University of Maryland’s Celebration of Scholarship and Research, May 2016 and May 2015.

Nominee, University of Maryland’s Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year, May 2015.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Video Competition. First Place, Global Advocacy Category. Boston, MA, 2015.

2012 Society for Adolescent Medicine/Iris F. Litt Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Health Research, awarded March 2011.  Teaching Assignment: University of Otago, New Zealand, June 2012.

Johns Hopkins Advising, Mentoring, & Teaching Recognition Award, May 2005.


Borzekowski, D.L.G.  (2017). A quasi-experiment examining the impact of Akili and Me on Tanzanian children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 54, 53-59.

Borzekowski, D.L.G., *Chen, J.C. (2016). Tobacco cues in India: An ecological momentary assessment. Tobacco Induced Diseases. 14(1): 16-26. DOI: 10.1186/s12971-016-0081-z.

*Pires, P., Ribas, R.C., Borzekowski, D.L.G. (2015). Attitudes and intentions to smoke: A study of young Brazilian children. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41, 1124-1130. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12240.

Agree, E.M., King, A.C., Castro, C.M., Wiley, A., Borzekowski, D.L.G. (2015). “It’s got to be on this page.” How age and cognitive style affect successful online health seeking. Journal of Medical Internet Research, e79. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3352

Borzekowski, D.L.G., Cohen, J.E. (2014). Young children’s perceptions of health warning labels on cigarette packages: A study in six countries. Journal of Public Health, 22, 175-185.

Borzekowski, D.L.G., *Guan Y., Erby, L., Smith, K., Roter, D.  (2013). The Angelina Effect: Immediate reach, grasp, and impact of going public. Genetics in Medicine, 16, 516-521.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G., Cohen, Joanna E. (2013). The global reach of tobacco marketing among young children. Pediatrics, 132; e825.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G., McCarthy, Cathy, Rosenfeld, Walter D. (2012).  Ten years of A case study of an adolescent health website. Pediatric Clinics of North America: Adolescents and Media. 59(3), 717-727.

Borzekowski, D.L.G., Henry, H.K.M.  (2011). The impact of Jalan Sesama on the educational and healthy development of Indonesian preschool children: An experimental study.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 169 - 179.

Borzekowski, D.L.G., Macha, J. (2010).  The impact of Kilimani Sesame on the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool children.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31, 298-305.

Borzekowski, D.L.G., Schenk, S., Wilson, J.L., Peebles, R. (2010). e-Ana and e-Mia: A content analysis of pro-ED websites. The American Journal of Public Health, 100, 1526-1534.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G.  (2009). Considering Children and Health Literacy: A Theoretical Approach. Pediatrics, 124, S282-S288.

Robinson, Thomas N., Borzekowski, Dina L.G., Matheson, Donna M., Kraemer, Helena C. (2007). Effects of fast food branding on young children’s taste preferences.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 161(8): 792-797.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G., Robinson, Thomas N.  (2005). The remote, the mouse, and the #2 pencil: Media and academic achievement among 3rd grade students. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 159: 607-613.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G., Rickert, V.I.  (2001). Adolescent cybersurfing for health information: A new resource that crosses barriers.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 155, 813-817.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G., Robinson, Thomas N.  (2001). The 30-second effect: An experiment revealing the impact of television commercials on food preferences of preschoolers.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 101: 42-46.