Dina Borzekowski
Research Professor, Behavioral and Community Health
Director of the Global Health Initiative
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1234B
Phone: 301-405-8729 | |
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Please email to set up a formal appointment, although my door is usually open.

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.  In July 2018, Dr. Borzekowski was named the Interim Director of the Global Health Initiative at the UMD School of Public Health. Prior to coming to College Park, Dr. Borzekowski was at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2001 to 2013.  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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lro9snchRHg. 
Stop Marlboro - Argentina Video 2. Produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg5MwGG6Dbo 
Stop Marlboro - Argentina Video 3. Produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November  2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEe00BVYheg

Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 1. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG0uHym9QhI
Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 2. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUJmSqWPM6Q
Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 3. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0GX_LagKbo
Stop Marlboro - Philippines Video 4. Produced in Manila, Philippines.  May 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmujs6J9XfY

Marketing tobacco to children is wrong.  Keep products and ads out of sight. Produced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2013. https://vimeo.com/80798230
Packages are scary, because tobacco is scary. Keep tobacco away from children. Produced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2013. https://vimeo.com/80807533

Everyone in the world must smoke. Tobacco marketing and children in Russia.  Produced in Moscow, Russia. October 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t9SBG-snjg 
Tobacco marketing and children in Russia, video 1.  Produced in Moscow, Russia. October 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01MOEimN8U4 

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, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

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., Pires, P.P. (2018). A six country study of young children's media exposure, logo recognition, and dietary preferences. Journal of Children and Media, 12, 143-158.  https://doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2018.1425730

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.11.007

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. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10389-014-0612-0%20/fulltext.html

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. http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/v16/n7/pdf/gim2013181a.pdf

Borzekowski, Dina L.G., Cohen, Joanna E. (2013). The global reach of tobacco marketing among young children. Pediatrics, 132; e825. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/4/e825.full.pdf+html.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G., McCarthy, Cathy, Rosenfeld, Walter D. (2012).  Ten years of TeenHealthFX.com: A case study of an adolescent health website. Pediatric Clinics of North America: Adolescents and Media. 59(3), 717-727. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2012.03.018.

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. http://jbd.sagepub.com/content/35/2/169.full.pdf+html.

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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0193397310000584.

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. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2009.172700.

Borzekowski, Dina L.G.  (2009). Considering Children and Health Literacy: A Theoretical Approach. Pediatrics, 124, S282-S288.  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/Supplement_3/S282.full.pdf.

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. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=570933.

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. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=486061

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. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=190805.

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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002822301000128