Bradley Boekeloo, Professor
Professor, Behavioral and Community Health
Director, Prevention Research Center
Other Affiliations: UMD Prevention Research Center
Campus: UMD | Building: SPH | Room: 1234E
Phone: (301) 405-8546 |
CV / Resume
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Education and Training

Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Division of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Baltimore, MD. Dissertation: "Evaluation of Strategies for Increasing Intern Cholesterol Management Practice in In-Patients", 1988.

Sc.M., The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Baltimore, MD. Thesis: "Analysis of the Bortner Type A Scale and Type A Behavior in Adol¬escence", 1984.

M.S. candidate, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Health Sciences, Department of Health Education, 1981-82.

B.A., Kalamazoo College, Department of Biology, Kalamazoo, MI. Thesis: "A Disease Surveillance Study of Giardiasis in Michigan, 1980", 1981.

Visiting student, Universitat Erlangen/Nurnberg, Erlangen, West Germany, 1979-1980.   


HLTH 200: Introduction to Research in Community Health

HLTH 712: Applied Behavioral and Community Health Research Methods

HLTH 781: Research Seminar in Public and Community Health     

Honors and Awards

Career Highlights

  • The Murial R. Sloan Communitarian Award, presented at the Fall 2011 University of Maryland School of Public Health School-wide Faculty meeting.
  • Presidential Commendation, "For unique contribution to the well-being of the American Academy of Health Behavior", March 20, 2011
  • Community-Based-Participatory-Research Best Practices Award, National Community Committee of the CDC Prevention Research Centers Program, April 12, 2011.
  • Community Partnership Engagement Award, National Community Committee of the CDC Prevention Research Centers Program, October 11, 2010.
  • "Metali-Terp" Award (Highlights a poster that incorporates the culture of "Advancing a better state of health" and School of Public Health Spirit), Poster Title: Changing the system to combat HIV disparities: Community stakeholders' perspectives on a proposed technology solution for collaboration. Denise Bellows, Nancy Atkinson, Brian Gilchrist, Suzanne Randolph, Sharon Desmond, Bradley Boekeloo. University of Maryland School of Public Health Research Interaction Day, 2010.
  • Jerry P Wrenn Outstanding Service Award, presented at the Fall 2010 University of Maryland School of Public Health School-wide Faculty meeting.
  • Dean's Faculty Honoree, 3rd Annual University-Wide Celebration of Scholarship and Research, University of Maryland, 2010.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Brian Gilchrist, received a scholarship for the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students, 2010.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Denise Bellows, received a Society of Public Health Education travel (SOPHE) scholarship to attend the SOPHE/Prevention Research Center Joint Conference in Atlanta, 2010.
  • Invited to be a member of the National Institutes of Health, College of the Center for Scientific Review, 2010.

Recent Grants

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, Dimensions Health Services, Prince George's County, Public Health Impact Study of Prince George's County. Co-Investigator.

University of Pennsylvania, African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, Counter Marketing Through Social Media and Social Connections. Co-Investigator.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences, "Climbing Up, Reaching Back:" Ladder of Support for Research Careers in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. Co-Principal Investigator.

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, "Girls Healthy Dating Relationship Study". Co-Investigator

Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, "Evaluation of Project Self". Principal Investigator.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control, "University of Maryland Prevention Research Center". Principal Investigator.

National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse, "Peers as Family: Preventing Problem Drinking". Principal Investigator.     


Bellows DM, Howard DE, Boekeloo BO, Randolph SM.  HIV prevention organizations' expertise serving HIV-vulnerable populations: Investigating community concerns. (In Press)

Aldoory L, Bellows D, Boekeloo B, Randolph S.  Inter-organizational collaboration for HIV prevention across the borderland:  Exploring the utility of relationship management theory for building capacity.  (In Press)

Boekeloo B, Geiger T, Wang M, Ishman N, Quinton, S, Allen, G., and Snow D. Evaluation of a socio-cultural intervention to reduce unprotected sex for HIV among African American/Black women. AIDS and Behavior (2015): 1-11. PMID: 25645327  

Boekeloo B, Randolph S, Timmons-Brown S , Wang MQ.  Perceptions of high-achieving African American/Black tenth graders from a low socioeconomic community regarding health scientists and desired careers.  Journal of Allied Health, 2014. 43 (3): 133-139. PMID: 25194058 

(Invited) Boekeloo BO.  Editorial:  Will you ask?  Will they tell you?  Are you ready to hear and respond? Barriers to Physician-Adolescent Discussion about Sexuality, JAMA Pediatrics, on-line Dec. 30, 2013; E1-E3. PMID: 24378601

Zebrak K, Le D, B Boekeloo BO, Wang MQ.  Predictors of intent to pursue a college science education among high achieving minority 10th graders. Current Issues in Education, 2013;16(2):1-12, on-line. PMID: 25598654

 Brooks A, Washington S, Boekeloo B, Gilchrist B, Wang MQ.  Relationship of personal health experiences with interest in health careers among youth from an underserved area.  Journal of Allied Health 2013; 42(3): 127-132 PMID:24013242

Novik MA, Boekeloo BO, Comparison of self-reported and administrative data regarding alcohol misuse among college students. Journal of College Student Development (In Press)

Boekeloo BO, Bellows DM. A case study of HIV/AIDS disparities and correlates among African American/Black Neighborhoods. Public Health Reports (Submitted)

Boekeloo BO , Novik MA. Clinical approaches to improving alcohol education and counseling in adolescents and young adults. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews: AM:STARs (In Press)

Hsu CE, Watson K, Boekeloo B, Shang N, Metzger C, Downer G. The use of emerging informatics techniques to evaluate the delivery of NMAETC programs to address HIV and AIDS disparities. Journal of the National Medical Association 2010 Dec;102(12):1116-22. PMID: 21287891

Boekeloo BO, Novik MA, Bush EN. Drinking to get drunk among incoming freshmen college students. American Journal of Health Education 2011;42(2):88-95.

Novik MA, Boekeloo BO, Dimensionality and psychometric analysis of an alcohol protective behavioral strategies scale. Journal of Drug Education 2011; 41(1):69-78.

Novik MA, Howard DE, Boekeloo BO . Drinking motivations and experiences of unwanted sexual advances among undergraduate students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2011 Jan;26(1):34-49. Epub 2010 May 6. PMID: 20448235

Boyle J, Boekeloo BO. The association between parent communication and college freshmen's alcohol use. Journal of Drug Education 2009; 39 (2):113-31. PMID: 19999700

Boekeloo, BO, Bush EN, Novik MA, O'Grady KE. Perceptions of alcohol use among freshmen dormitory residents and secondhand effects of others' drinking. Journal of American College Health 2009;57(6):619-628. PMCID: PMC2748425

Boekeloo BO, Griffin MA, Bush EN, O'Grady KE. Impact of the "Peers as Family" Intervention on College Student Alcohol-Related Behavior. Journal of Drug Education 2009;39(4):339-359. PMID: 20443452

Boekeloo BO, Griffin M. Collegiate's intention and confidence to intervene into other's drinking. American Journal of Health Behavior, 2009;33(1):91-100. PMCID: PMC2636505

Galbraith JS, Stanton B, Boekeloo B , King W, Desmond S, Howard D, Black MM, Carey JW. Exploring implementation and fidelity of evidenced-based behavioral interventions for HIV prevention: Lessons learned from the "focus on kids" diffusion case study. Health Education and Behavior, 2009; 36(3): 532 - 549. PMID: 18445739

Howard DE, Griffin MA, Boekeloo BO. Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of alcohol-related sexual assault among university students. Adolescence 2008;43(172):733-750. PMCID: PMC2679161

Howard DE, Griffin M, Boekeloo B, Bellows D. Staying safe while consuming alcohol: a qualitative study of the protective strategies and informational needs of college freshmen. Journal of American College Health. 2007;Nov/Dec56(3):247-254. PMCID: PMC2636553

Boekeloo BO, Griffin MA. Review of clinical trials testing the effectiveness of clinician intervention approaches to prevent alcohol-related problems in adolescent outpatients. Current Pediatric Reviews, 2007, 3, 93-101.

Boyle J, Boekeloo BO. Perceived parental approval of drinking and its impact on problem drinking behaviors among first year college students. Journal of American College Health, 2006,54(4):238-244.

Boekeloo BO, Griffin MA. Review of clinical trials testing the effectiveness of clinician intervention approaches to prevent sexually transmitted diseases in adolescent outpatients. Current Pediatric Reviews, 2005,1(2):173-185.

Boekeloo BO, Jerry J, Lee-Ougo WI, Worrell KD, Hamburger EK, Russek-Cohen E, Snyder M. Randomized trial of brief office-based interventions to reduce adolescent alcohol use. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2004;158:635-642.

Beck KH, Boyle JR, Boekeloo BO. Parent monitoring and adolescent drinking: Results of a 12-month follow-up. American Journal of Health Behavior, 2004;28(3):272-279.

Howard DE, Lothen-Kline C, Boekeloo BO. Using the case study methodology to teach ethics to public health students. Health Promotion Practice, 2004; 5(2):151-159.

Lothen-Kline C, Howard DE, Hamburger EK, Worrell KD, Boekeloo BO. Truth and consequences: Ethics, confidentiality, and disclosure in adolescent longitudinal prevention research. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2003; 33:385-394.

Howard DE, Qiu Ye, Boekeloo BO. Personal and social contextual correlates of adolescent dating violence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2003; 33(1): 9-17.

Lee-Ougo W, Boekeloo BO, Thompson EE, Funnye AS, Jackson RE, ShuTangyie G, McNeil JI. Provider perceptions of key barriers to providing state-of-the-art clinical care for HIV-infected African-American patients. Journal of the National Medical Association, 2003 Feb;95(2 Suppl 2):12S-20S. (This publication appears in a peer-reviewed supplemental issue and was the result of an invitation by the editor to submit a manuscript for peer-reviewed inclusion in this supplement.)

Boekeloo BO, Bobbin MB, Lee WI, Worrell KD, Hamburger EK, Russek-Cohen E. Impact of patient priming and provider prompting on adolescent-provider communication about alcohol. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2003 May;157(5):433-9.

Beck KH, Boyle JR, Boekeloo BO. Association of parental monitoring and adolescent alcohol involvement in a clinic population. American Journal of Health Behavior, 2003;27(2):108-115.

Boekeloo BO, Snyder MH, Bobbin M, Burstein GR, Conley D, Quinn TC, Zenilman JM. Provider willingness to screen all sexually active adolescents for chlamydia. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2002;78:369-373.

Boekeloo BO, Howard D. Oral sexual behavior among adolescents receiving general health examinations. American Journal of Health Behavior, 2002; 26(4):306-314.