624 Broadway, #745
Baltimore, MD 21205
Research and Professional Experience
Dina Borzekowski's area of expertise is children, media, and health. In her research, she has and will continue to investigate how a child or adolescent’s demographics, background, and issue involvement influence perceptions of positive and negative health messages.
Dina Borzekowski has examined a range of issues (e.g., alcohol use, smoking, violence, nutrition, eating disorders, etc.) among diverse samples including preschoolers, third and fourth graders, high school students, incarcerated teenagers, and parents. She has considered print, radio, television, and Internet messages.
Dr. Borzekowski is and has been the Principal Investigator on several international and domestic projects.
Some of her current work includes:
The Global Reach of Tobacco Marketing
This research explores young children’s awareness of tobacco brands, attitudes about, and intentions to use tobacco. It is being conducted in 6 countries: Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Brazil.
Ecological Momentary Assessment of Smoking Messages
This research uses ecological momentary assessment to examine the environmental and social cues around tobacco use. The work will be conducted in India (Hyderabad & Kolkota) and Bangladesh (Dhaka & Chittagong).
media, communication, health, television, children, adolescents, Internet, Computers, video, advertising, health communication
Honors and Awards
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, and Teaching Recognition Award, May 2005.
Siegel, M., DeJong, W., Naimi, T.S., Fortunato, E.K., Albers, A.B., Heeren, T., Rosenbloom, D.L., Ross, C., Ostroff, J., Rodkin, S. King, C., Borzekowski, D.L.G., Rimal, R.N., Padon, A.A., Eck, R.H., Jernigan, D.H. (2013). Brand-specific consumption of alcohol among underage youth in the United States. Alcoholism, DOI: 10.1111/acer.12084.
Peebles, R., Wilson, J.L., Borzekowski, D.L.G., Hardy, K.K., Lock, J.D., Mann, J.R., Litt, I.F. (2012). Disordered eating in a digital age: Eating behaviors, health, and quality of life in users of websites with pro-eating disorder content. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(5): e148.
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.
C.A. Benowitz-Fredericks, K. Garcia, M. Massey, B. Vasagar, Borzekowski, Dina L.G. (2012). Body Image, Eating Disorders and the Relationship to Adolescent Media Use. Pediatric Clinics of North America: Adolescents and Media, 59(3), 693-704.
*Henry, Holly, Borzekowski, Dina L.G. (2011). The Nag Factor: A mixed-methodology study of young children’s requests for advertised products. Journal of Children and Media, 5, 298-317.
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 Hea...