Dina L.G. Borzekowski, EdD, Harvard University Graduate School of Education 1994; EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1990; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1989; BS, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, 1988
EdD, Harvard University Graduate School of Education 1994; EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1990; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1989; BS, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, 1988
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).
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.
media, communication, health, television, children, adolescents, Internet, Computers, video, advertising, health communication
*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 Health, 100, 1526-1534.
Borzekowski, Dina L.G. (2009). Considering Children and Health Literacy: A Theoretical Approach. Pediatrics, 124, S282-S288.