Faculty Profile: Belinda Borrelli, PHD, MA

Belinda Borrelli
Belinda Borrelli, PHD, MA
Professor of Psychiatry/Human Behavior (Research)
Bio Med Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: +1 401-793-8040
Belinda Borrelli is a Professor at Brown University and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, UK. She develops and tests treatments to motivate health behavior change (smoking cessation, medication adherence, oral health, sleep apnea, asthma) in many populations (people with disabilities, African Americans, Latinos, urban teens, older adults). She is interested in 1) increasing risk perception through health feedback, 2) working with culturally diverse populations & 3) mHealth.


Belinda Borrelli, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Nicotine and Tobacco at Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital. She also has an appointment as Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health. She was also recently appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Dr. Borrelli has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and is the Principal Investigator or Co-investigator of grants on motivating behavior change across diverse areas including smoking cessation, medication adherence, asthma, oral health, sleep apnea, diet, exercise, and obesity. Dr. Borrelli has given over 65 invited talks on her research. Dr. Borrelli was the previous Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and is currently Associate Editor of Health Psychology, the most cited journal in psychology. She has served on various scientific grant review committee at the National Institutes of Health. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Chair of the Division 38 membership council.



Research Description

My research program involves developing theory-based health behavior interventions to proactively reach those who would not spontaneously seek, or have access to treatment. I believe that population-based health behavior change can occur by targeting 4 areas: 1) developing new channels to proactively reach those who are most at risk; 2) developing new methods of intervention; particularly tailored to those who are not motivated to change, 3) attention to both treatment outcomes and theoretical mechanisms of change, and 4) integration of of effective interventions into existing infrastructures and using technology to promote and sustain health behavior change.

My research also involves cultural adaptation of evidenced based interventions. I have developed a model that outlines the criteria and methods for developing and testing interventions with special populations. This is published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010.

One of my primary areas of research is to motivate smoking cessation among medical populations through Motivational Enhancement methods (e.g., Motivational Interviewing; MI) and augmentation of risk perception through biomarker feedback. In one NIH funded study, 98 home health care nurses were randomized to deliver either a smoking cessation intervention based on MI and risk feedback or an an intervention based on clinical guidelines to their medically ill patients receiving home care. Thus the intervention was integrated into existing clinical care, reaching patients who may or may not be motivated to quit smoking. I have also conducted a series of NIH funded studies involving motivating smoking cessation and second hand smoke reduction among caregivers of children with asthma. These interventions capitalize on a teachable moment (e.g., recent visit to the emergency room) using biomarker feedback to increase perception of risk. The intervention was replicated in another study with Latino smokers, in which the intervention was culturally adapted to this population.

My most recent research involves using Behavioral Activation to motivate smoking cessation in smokers with mobility impairments. The first phase of this project involves using both qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as community based participatory research, to develop a series of theory-based videos to motivate smoking cessation and increase empowerment. The second phase of this research involved testing these videos in a randomized controlled trial to determine whether or not they are effective in promoting smoking cessation in this population.

I have extrapolated my treatment models to health domains outside of smoking, including colon cancer screening, oral health, asthma, medication adherence, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) adherence, depression, obesity, diet, exercise, and diabetes. I have also applied motivational interviewing and health behavior change methods to diverse populations (People with disabilities, Native Americans, Latinos, Inner city adolescents, older adults, African Americans).

A separate line of study involves developing and publishing guidelines on treatment fidelity of health behavior change studies. I co-chaired on NIH committee on treatment fidelity in order to develop these guidelines. These guidelines are viewed as supplementary to CONSORT for behavioral health interventions and are published in Health Psychology and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the latter includes an assessment tool for researchers on treatment fidelity. These guidelines have been updated in an invited article (B. Borrelli, 2011, American Journal of Preventive Dentistry).

Grants and Awards

2013 Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

2012 Fellow, Division 38, Health Psychology

2012 Fellow, The American Psychological Association

2011-13 Nominated, Brown Medical School Teaching Award

2010 Honorary Editorial Board, Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation

2010 Invited expert testimony to HRSA on Evidenced Based Interventions

2010 Invited Editor, Special Issue on Smoking Cessation, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

2010-pre. Associate Editor, Health Psychology

2008- pres. Assistant Editor, Addiction, An International Journal

2008-pres Invited Member, Honorary Editorial Board, Psychology Research and Behaviour Management

2007 Received "Most Read Article of 2006" on Medscape, and Editor's Top Pick (Psychiatry).

Editorial Board, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2005- present.

2004-2010 Associate Editor, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Honorary Master of Arts (Ad Eundem, Brown University)

Young Investigator Award, Brown Medical School.

1998 Nominated, Brown University School of Medicine Teaching Award


2000-present American Psychological Association (APA)

1997-present Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

1990 - present American Psychological Association

1992 - present Society of Behavioral Medicine

2000-present Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

2010-present Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco-Europe

Funded Research


1. 2009-2015. Principal Investigator. Motivating Smoking Cessation among Smokers with Mobility Impairments. Funding Agency: NCI R01 CA137616. Total costs: $2,900,000

2. 2007-2013, Co-Investigator. Motivating Adherence to CPAP in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Funding Agency: NHLBI R01 HL067209 (Aloia, PI, National Jewish, Denver, CO) Amount of Subcontract : $268,176 direct costs.

3. 2008-2014, Co-Investigator. Motivating Improved Self-Management among Older Teens & Adults with CF. Funding Agency: NHLBI R01 HL087997 (K. Rieckert, PI, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). Amount of Subcontract: $282,465 direct costs.

4. 2008-2015, Co-Principal Investigator. Prevention of Dental Caries among children in low income housing in Boston. Funding Agency: NIDCR 5 U54 DEO19275-05 M.Henshaw, PI). Amount of Subcontract: $930,278 direct costs.

5. 2009-2014. Co-Investigator (Funding Agency: NCI RO1 5 R01 CA141587-04 D. Brooks, PI, Boston University). Motivating smoking cessation in a low-income public housing population. Total direct costs: $268,852.

6. 2011-2016, Mentor, B. Borrelli, (A. Busch, PI , Miriam Hospital). Integrated Smoking Cessation and Mood Management for Cardiac Patients. Total direct costs: $640,824 (NIH-NHLBI, K23 HL 107391).

7. 2012-2017, Co-Investigator, B. Borrelli (B.Bock, PI) System-based Tracking and Treatment for Emergency Patients who Smoke: STTEPS Total year 1: $632,942( NCI R01CA156699).

8. 2013-2015, Co-Investigator/Mentor, B. Borrelli (T. Wagener, PI, Univ. of Oklahoma 1R21CA164521-01). Novel Methods of Reducing Children's Secondhand Smoke Exposure. Total direct costs: $275,000.

9. 2014-2016. Cancer Research UK Development Grant (I. Jacobs, PI; B. Borrelli Co-I). Total directs costs: £300,000.


1. 1994 Principal Investigator. Smoking Cessation Among Untreated Women With and Without a History of Depression. Brown University School of Medicine, Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium, $300.00.

2. 1996-7 Principal Investigator. A New Channel for Behavioral Health Intervention: The Visiting Nurse Association. Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine. Total direct costs: $20,000.

3. 1996-7 Principal Investigator. A Guide for Nurses to Implement Best Practice Smoking Cessation within Home Health Care . Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Total direct costs: $46,816.

4. 1996 Co-Investigator. (D. Abrams, PI). Motivating Alcoholics to Quit Smoking. NIAAA. Direct costs: $2,289,980 (1996-2002).

5. 1999 Co-Investigator. (D. Abrams, PI; TTURC-SPORE; NCI, NIAAA; P50 CA84719). Efficiency of Sustained Cessation for Populations

6. 1997-2003 Principal Investigator. (R01 CA74553). A New Channel for Smoking Cessation: Visiting Nurses. National Cancer Institute Translational Research Award Direct costs: $499,979.

7. 2002 & 2003 Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Rhode Island Department of Health "Translating Research into Real World: The VNA as a Channel for Smoking Cessation. Direct costs: $60,000

8. 1999-2005 Principal Investigator (R01 HL62165). Motivating Parents of Kids with Asthma to Quit Smoking. National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute Direct costs: $1,412,005.

9. 2000 Principal Investigator. Enhancing Treatment Fidelity in Clinical Outcome Studies. NHLBI Administrative Supplement.
Total costs: $114,000 (2001-2004)

10. 2000-2005, Co-Investigator. (M. Aloia, PI; R01, HL67209). Motivating CPAP Adherence in Patients with Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Direct costs: $252,000

11. 2003-07 Principal Investigator. The Miriam Hospital (intramural funding). "Motivating Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients." Training Program for Health Care Providers. Direct costs: $24,993

12. 2004-2007 Principal Investigator. "Motivating Latino Parents to Quit Smoking." The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Smoke Free Families. Direct Costs: $250,000.

13. 2007-08 Principal Investigator. Smoking Cessation in a Non-Ambulatory population. Intramural funding, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital. $10,000

14. 2005-2011, Co-Investigator. Motivating Asthma Adherence in Urban Pre & Early Teens. (C. Rand, PI, John Hopkins School of Medicine). Funding Agency: NIH-NHLBI, R01 HL079301 Amount of Subcontract: $214,312 direct costs.

15 . 2006-2010, Co-Investigator. School-based asthma therapy: Stage 2 Effectiveness Study-Revised. Funding Agency: NIH-NHLBI, R01HL079954 (J.Halterman, PI, University of Rochester Medical School). Amount of Subcontract $146,087 direct costs.

16. 2005-2012, Principal Investigator. (R01 HL062165-06) -Sustaining Cessation in Smokers with Kids with Asthma. Funding agency. Direct costs $2,408,862

17. 2004-2011, Co-Investigator. Sustained Cessation among Pregnant Smokers. (T.Lasater, PI, Brown University). Funding Agency: NIH-NHLBI, R01 HL77608 Amount of Subcontract: $1,000,000 direct costs.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Borrelli has served as primary mentor to numerous clinical psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows,and is also a mentor on the T32 Cardiovascular Fellowship at Brown University. She has also served as primary mentor on two NIH funded K grants. Between July 2009-January 2013, she published 28 peer-reviewed papers; 15 of these were first authored by her mentees. She was a major course leader for the Behavioral Medicine Clinical Psychology Interns, for over 10 years. She regularly provides lectures to clinical psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows on topics of Health Psychology, Research Design, and intervention development, and has provided lectures to undergraduate and graduate students at Brown University, local colleges, and The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. As Director of the Program of Nicotine and Tobacco, she regularly provides mentorship to junior and mid-level faculty.

Dr. Borrelli has trained hundreds of physicians, nurses, medical residents, medical students, and psychology interns in motivational interviewing techniques for health behavior change, including smoking cessation, medication adherence, asthma, adherence to diabetic regimens, and physical activity. She also provides seminars and workshops at national medical conferences. She has trained all nurses at both The Miriam Hospital and RI Hospital to implement best practice guidelines for smoking cessation counseling. She developed a pocket guide and educational curriculum for nurses. She was recently invited by the Texas Board of Higher Education to review a proposed Psychology PhD program at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

Courses Taught

  • Medical Interviewing (591)

Selected Publications

  • Borrelli, B., McQuaid, E.L. & Wagener, T.L. Asthma vs. healthy children: Differences in smoke exposure and caregiver perceived risk. (In press, Nicotine & Tobacco Research). (2014)
  • Wagener, T.L., Busch, A.M., Dunsiger, S.I., Chiang, K.S., & Borrelli, B. Changes in risk perception following a smoking cessation intervention: The role of acculturation in a sample of latino caregivers. (In press, Journal of Behavioral Medicine). (2014)
  • Lee, C.S., Lopez, S.R., Colby, S.M., Rohsenow, D., Hernandez, L., Borrelli, B., & Caetano, R. Randomized clinical trial testing culturally adapted Motivational Interviewing for Latino heavy drinkers. (In press, Ethnicity and Culture). (2014)
  • Borrelli, B., Busch, A., & Dunsiger, S. Cigarette Smoking among Adults with Mobility Impairments: A General Population-Based Survey in the United States. (In press, American Journal of Public Health). (2014)
  • *Hayes, R. & Borrelli, B. (2013). Differences between Latino daily light and heavier smokers in smoking attitudes, risk perceptions, and smoking outcome. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(1), 103-111. (2013)
  • Aloia, M.S., Arnedt, T., Strand, M. Millman, R.P., Borrelli, B. (2013). Motivational Enhancement to improve adherence to positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: A randomized controlled trial. Sleep, 36(11). (2013)
  • Chiang, K, & Borrelli, B. Income predictors of smoking cessation among Latinos. (In press, Journal of Health Psychology). (2013)
  • Borrelli, B., Busch, A., Trotter, D. (2013). Methods used to quit smoking by people with physical disabilities. Vol 58(2), Rehabilitation Psychology, 117-123. (2013)
  • Hitsman, B. Papandonatos, G.D., McChargue, D.E., DeMott, A., Herrera, M.J., Spring, B., Borrelli, B., & Niaura, R. (2013). History of major depression and smoking cessation outcome: A systematic review and meta-analysis update. Addiction, 108, 294-306. (2013)
  • Blaakman, S.B., Tremblay, P.J., Halterman, J.S., Fagnano, M., & Borrelli, B. (in press). Implementation of a community-based secondhand smoke reduction intervention for caregivers of children with asthma: Process evaluation, successes, and challenges. Health Education Research. (2013)
  • *Gregor, K. & Borrelli, B. Barriers to quitting smoking among medically ill smokers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 356(5), 484-491. (2012)
  • McQuaid, E.L, Garro, A., Seifer, R., Hammond, S.K., Borrelli, B. (2012). Integrating asthma education and smoking cessation for parents: Financial return on investment. Pediatric Pulmonology, 47 (10), 950-55. (2012)
  • *Busch, A., Borrelli, B. & Levanthal, A. (2012). The relationship between smoking and mood post-acute coronary syndrome. Current Cardiac Risk Reports, 5, 510-518. (2012)
  • *Busch, A. M. & Borrelli, B. (2012) Valued Life Activities and Readiness to Quit Smoking among Mobility Impaired Smokers. Health Psychology, 13(1), 122-125. (2012)
  • Blaakman, S.B., Tremblay, P.J., Halterman, J.S., Fagnano, M., & Borrelli, B. (in press). Implementation of a community-based secondhand smoke reduction intervention for caregivers of children with asthma: Process evaluation, successes, and challenges. Health Education Research. 2012 Jun 20; Epub 2012 Jun 20. (2012)
  • * Wagener, T. L., Siegel, M., & Borrelli, B. (2012). Electronic cigarettes: achieving a balanced perspective. Addiction, 107(9), 1545-1548. doi: 10.1111/j.1360- 0443.2012.03826.x (2012)
  • *Lee, C.S., López, S.R., Hernández L., Colby, S.M., Caetano, R., Borrelli, B., and Rohsenow, D. A (2011). Cultural Adaptation of Motivational Interviewing to Address Heavy Drinking Among Hispanics. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(3), 317-324. (2011)
  • Borrelli, B. (2011). The Assessment, Monitoring, and Enhancement of Treatment Fidelity in Public Health Trials. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71, S52-S63. (2011)
  • Borrelli, B., Hayes, R., Gregor, K., Lee, C., & McQuaid, E. (2011). Differences in smoking behavior and attitudes among Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Non-Latino White caregivers of children with asthma. American Journal of Health Promotion, 25(5) Suppl. S91-S95,. (2011)
  • Riekert KA, Borrelli B, Bilderback A, & Rand CS. (2011). The Development of a Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Promote Medication Adherence among Inner-City, African-American Adolescents with Asthma. Patient Education and Counseling, 82, 117-122. (2011)
  • *Halterman, J.S., Szilagyi, P., Fisher, M., Fagnano, P., Tremblay, K.M., Conn, H., Wang, B., & Borrelli, B. (2011). A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Care for Urban Children with Asthma: Results of the School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) Trial. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 165(3), 262-8. (2011)
  • *Brothers, B. & Borrelli, B. (2011). Motivating Latino Smokers to Quit: Does Type of Social Support Matter? American Journal of Health Promotion, 25 (5) Suppl. S96-S102. (2011)
  • *Halterman, JS., Riekert, K., Bayer, A., Fagnano, M, Tremblay, P., Blaakman, MS, & Borrelli, B.(2011). A Pilot Study to Enhance Preventive Asthma Care among Urban Adolescents with Asthma. Journal of Asthma, Jun;48(5):523-30. (2011)
  • * Busch A. M., Wagner, T. L., Gregor, K. L., Ring, K. T., & Borrelli, B. (2011) Utilizing reliable and clinically significant change criteria to assess for the development of depression during smoking cessation treatment: The importance of tracking idiographic change. Addictive Behaviors, 36(12), 1228-32. PMCID: PMC3179817. (2011)
  • Borrelli, B. (2011). The Assessment, Monitoring, and Enhancement of Treatment Fidelity in Public Health Trials. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71, S52-S63. See also "Commentary on Borrelli:" Campbell, B.K. (2011) Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71, S64-65. (2011)
  • Borrelli, B. (2010). Smoking cessation: Next steps for future research and innovative treatments. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 1-12. (2010)
  • *Wagener, T., Gregor, K., Busch, A., McQuaid, E., & Borrelli, B. (2010). Risk perception in a cross-sectional study of smokers with children with asthma: The case for risk distortion. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(6), 980-985. (2010)
  • Borrelli, B., Hayes, R., Dunsinger, S. & Fava, J. (2010). Risk Perception and Smoking Behavior In Medically Ill Smokers: A Prospective Study. Addiction,105, 1100-1108 JIF=4.78). (2010)
  • Borrelli, B. (2010). Smoking cessation: Next steps for future research and innovative treatments. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 1-12. JIF = 6.071). (2010)
  • *Hayes, R, Dunsiger, S. & Borrelli, B. (2010). Influence of Quality of Life and Depressive Symptoms on Smoking Cessation Among Medically Ill Smokers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 33(3), 209-218. (2010)
  • *Halterman JS, Borrelli B, Conn KM, Tremblay P, Blaakman S. (2010). Motivation to Quit smoking among parents of urban children with asthma. Patient Education and Counseling, 79, 152-155. (2010)
  • Borrelli, B., McQuaid, E., Novak, S., Hammond, K., & Becker, B. Motivating Latino Parents of Children with Asthma to Quit Smoking: A Randomized Trial. (2010). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(1) 33-43. JIF=6.071 (2010)
  • *Lee, C., Hayes, R., McQuaid, E., & Borrelli, B. (2010). Predictors of Retention in a Culturally Specific Smoking Cessation Trial Among Latino Smokers. Health Education Research, 25(4), 687-697. (2010)
  • George, M., Rand-Giovannetti, D., Eakin, M, Borrelli, B., Zettler, M. Riekert, KA. (2010). Perceptions of barriers and facilitators: Self-management decisions by older adolescents with CF. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, (9), 425-432. (2010)
  • Borrelli, B. (2009). Book review of "Medical Myths." In press, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. (2009)
  • Boudreaux, E.D., Cydulka, R., Bock, B., Borrelli, B., & Bernstein, S.L. (2009). Conceptual models of health behavior: Research in the emergency care setting. Academic Emergency Medicine, 16, 1120-1123. (2009)
  • Abrantes, A, Lee, C.S., MacPherson, L., Strong, D.R., Borrelli, B, & Brown, R.A. (2009). Youth risk behavior correlates of quit attempts and cessation among adolescent smokers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32(2), 142-149. JIF=2.388 (2009)
  • *Halterman JS, Borrelli B, Fisher S, Szilagyi PG, Yoos HL (2008). Improving Care for Urban Children with Asthma: Design and Methods of the School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) Trial. Journal of Asthma, 45(4), 279-286. JIF=1.475 (2008)
  • Graham, A., Papandonatos, G, DePue, J., Pinto, B., Borrelli, B., Neighbors, C., Niaura, R., Buka, S., Abrams, D. (2008). Lifetime characteristics of participants and non-participants in a smoking cessation trial: Implications for external validity and public health impact. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35(3), 295-307. JIF=4.485 (2008)
  • Borrelli, B., Lee, C., & Novak., S. (2008). Are Provider Training Effects Sustainable? Cognitive and Behavioral Predictors of Smoking Cessation Counseling by Home Health Care Nurses. Preventive Medicine, 46, 358-363. JIF=3.002 (2008)
  • Bock BC, Becker BM & Borrelli BC. (2008). Smoking Behavior and Risk Perception Among the Parents of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(1), 47-54. JIF=2.129 (2008)
  • Nigg, C., Borrelli, B., Maddock, J., & Dishman, R.K. (2008). A theory of physical activity maintenance. Applied Psychology: An International Journal, 57, 544-560. JIF: 5.416 (2008)
  • *Halterman, J.S., Borrelli, B., Tremblay, P., Conn, K.M., Fagnano, M., & Montes,G., Hernandez, T. (2008). Screening for Environmental Tobacco Smoke exposure among inner city children with asthma. Pediatrics, 122:1277-1283. JIF=5.056 (2008)
  • Borrelli, B. (2008). Book review of "Motivational Interviewing in Health Care." In press, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. (2008)
  • Borrelli, B., Riekert, K.A., Weinstein, A. & Cardella, L. (2007). Clinical Strategies for Motivating Asthma Medication Adherence: Motivational Interviewing. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol 120 (5), 1023-1030. JIF=8.11 (2007)
  • Borrelli, B. & Novak, S. (2007). Nurses' knowledge about the risk of light cigarettes and other tobacco 'harm reduction' strategies. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Vol 9(6), 653-662. JIF=2.129 (2007)
  • *Aloia MS, Smith K, Arnedt JT, Millman R, Stanchina M, Carlisle C, Hecht J, Borrelli B. (2007). Brief behavioral therapies reduce early PAP discontinuation rates in SAS: Preliminary findings. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 5(2), 89-104. (2007)
  • *Lee, C.S., Longabaugh, R., Baird, J., Abrantes, A., Borrelli, B., Stein, L.A.R., Woolard, R., Nirenberg, T.D., Mello, M.J., Becker, B., Carty, K., Clifford, P.R., Gogineni, A., & Minugh, P.A. (2007). Do patient intervention ratings predict alcohol related consequences? Addictive Behaviors, 32, 3136-3141. JIF= 2.277 (2007)
  • Lando, HA., Borrelli, B., Muramoto, ML., & Ward, KD. (2006). Perspectives on the role of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in promoting global tobacco research and reducing tobacco harm. Nicotine and Tobacco Research Vol 8(6), 761-765. JIF=2.129 (2006)
  • Doran, N., Spring, B., Borrelli, B., McChargue, D., Hitsman, B., & Niaura, R.(2006) High positive affect: A mixed blessing for abstinence? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20(1), 35-43. JIF=3.167 (2006)
  • Borrelli, B. (2005). Assessing the Racial Landscape. South End News, May 19, 2005. (2005)
  • Borrelli, B., Novak., S., Hecht, J., Emmons, K., Papandonatos, G., & Abrams, D. (2005) Home health care nurses as a new channel for smoking cessation treatment: Outcomes from Project CARES (Community-nurse Assisted Research and Education on Smoking). Preventive Medicine, 41, 815-821. JIF=3.002 (2005)
  • *Aloia, M., Arnedt, J.T., Stepnowsky, C., Hecht, J., & Borrelli, B. (2005). Predicting Treatment Adherence in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Principles of Behavior Change. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 1(4), 247-254. (2005)
  • Resnick, B., Bellg, A., Borrelli, B., Breger, R.K., Hecht, J., Minicucci, D.S., Levesque, C.S., Orwig, D., Ernst, D., Ogedegbe, G., Czajkowski, S. (2005). Examples of Implementation and evaluation of treatment fidelity in the BCC studies: Where we are and where we need to go. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46-54. JIF=4.485 (2005)
  • Williams, G., McGregor, H., Borrelli, B., Jordan, T., & Strecher, V.J. (2005). Measuring tobacco dependence treatment outcomes in the Behavior Change Consortium. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29 (supplement), 11-19. JIF=4.485 (2005)
  • *Hecht, J., Borrelli, B., Breger, R.K., DeFrancesco, C., Ernst, D., & Resnicow, K. (2005). Motivational interviewing in community-based research: Experiences from the field. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29 (supplement), 29-34. JIF=4.485 (2005)
  • Lando, H.A., Borrelli, B., Klein, L.C., Waverly, L.P., Stillman, F., Kassel, J.D., & Warner, K.E. (2005). The Landscape in Global Tobacco Control Research: A Guide to Gaining a Foothold. American Journal of Public Health, 95(6), 939-945. JIF=4.328 (2005)
  • Borrelli, B., Sepinwall, D., Ernst, D., Bellg, A.J., Czajkowski, S., Breger, R., DeFrancesco, C., Levesque, C., Sharp, D.S., Ogedegbe, G., Resnick, B., Orwig, D. (2005). A New Tool to Assess Treatment Fidelity and Evaluation of Treatment Fidelity Across Ten Years of Health Behavior Research. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(5), 852-860. JIF=6.071 (2005)
  • *Aloia MS, Arnedt JT, Riggs RL, Hecht J, & Borrelli B. (2004). Clinical management of poor adherence to CPAP: Motivational enhancement. Journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2(4), 205-222. (2004)
  • *Sepinwall, D. & Borrelli, B (2004). Postcessation weight concern among medically ill smokers, Addictive Behaviors, 29(9), 1809-1819. JIF= 2.277 (2004)
  • Werth-Cook, J., Spring, B., McChargue, D., Borrelli, B.,Hitsman, B., Niaura, R., Keuthen, N., & Kristeller, J. (2004). Influence of Fluoxetine on Positive and Negative Affect in a Clinic Based Smoking Cessation Trial. Psychopharmacology, Apr; 173(1-2) 153-159). JIF=3.5 (2004)
  • Borrelli, B., Papandonatos, G., Spring, B., Hitsman, B., & Niaura, R. (2004). Experimenter-defined Quit dates for Smoking Cessation: Adherence Improves Outcomes for Women but not for Men, Addiction, 99, (378-385). JIF=4.78 (2004)
  • **Bellg, A., *Borrelli, B., Resnick, B., Ogedegbe, G, Hecht, J., Ernst, D. & Czajkowski, S. (2004). Enhancing treatment fidelity in health behavior change studies: Best practices and recommendations from the Behavioral Change Consortium. Health Psychology, 23(5), 443-451. **First authorship is equally shared between first two authors. JIF=4.566 (2004)
  • Hitsman, B., Spring, B., Borrelli, B., McChargue, D., & Niaura, R. (2004). Response to Covey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6(4), 1-3. (peer reviewed letter with data) (2004)
  • McQuaid, E.L., Walders, N., & Borrelli, B. (2003). Environmental tobacco smoking exposure in pediatric asthma: Overview and recommendations for practice. Clinical Pediatrics, 42, 775-787. JIF =.817 (2003)
  • *Hitsman, BH., Borrelli, B., McChargue, D.E., Spring, B., & Niaura, R. (2003). History of depression and smoking cessation: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71(4), 657-663. JIF=6.071 (2003)
  • Resnicow, K., DiIorio, C., Soet, J.E., Borrelli, B., Ernst, D., Hecht, J., & Thevos, A. Motivational Interviewing in Medical and Public Health Settings (2002). In W. Miller & S. Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing. Second Edition. Guilford Press: NY. (2002)
  • Borrelli, B., McQuaid, E.L., Becker, B., Hammond, K., Papandonatos, G., Fritz, G., & Abrams, D. (2002) Motivating parents of kids with asthma to quit smoking: The PAQS Project, Health Education Research, 17 (5), 659-669. JIF=2.323 (2002)
  • Niaura, R., Spring, B., Borrelli, B., Goldstein, M., Keuthen, N., DePue, J., Kristeller, J., Ockene, J., Prochazka, A., Chiles, J.A., Abrams, D.B., & Hedeker, D. (2002) Multicenter Trial of Fluoxetine as an Adjunct to Behavioral Treatment for Smoking Cessation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70 (4), 887-896. JIF=6.071 (2002)
  • Resnicow, K., DiIorio, C., Soet, J.E., Borrelli, B., Ernst, D., & HechMotivational Interviewing in Health Promotion: It sounds like something is changing. Health Psychology. 21(5), 444-451. JIF=4.566t, J. (2002). (2002)
  • Borrelli, B., Hogan, J., Bock, B., Pinto, B., Roberts, M., & Marcus, B. (2002). Predictors of quitting and dropout among women in a clinic-based smoking cessation program. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 16(1) 22-27. JIF=3.167 (2002)
  • *Hitsman, B., Abrams, D.B., Shadel, W.G., Niaura, R., Borrelli, B., Emmons, K.M., Brown, R.A., Swift, R.M., Monti, P.M., Rohsenow, D.J., & Colby, S.M. (2002). Depressive symptoms and readiness to quit smoking among cigarette smokers in treatment for alcohol abuse. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 16(3), 264-268. JIF=3.167 (2002)
  • Borrelli, B., Hecht, J., Papandonatos, G.D., Emmons, K.M., Tatewosian, B.A., &Abrams, D.B. (2001). Delivery of Smoking Cessation in the Home: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors of Visiting Nurses. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 21(4), 272-277. JIF=4.585 (2001)
  • *Hitsman, B., Spring, B., Borrelli, B., Niaura, R. & Papandonatos, G (2001). Influence of antidepressant pharmacotherapy on behavioral treatment adherence and smoking cessation outcome in a combined treatment involving Fluoxetine. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 9(4), 355-362. JIF=2.582 (2001)
  • 13. Borrelli, B., Spring, B., Niaura, R., Hitsman, B., & Papandonatos, G (2001). Influences of gender and weight gain on short-term relapse to smoking in a cessation trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69(3), 511-515. JIF=6.071 (2001)
  • Keuthan, N.J., Niaura, R.S., Borrelli, B., Goldstein, M.G., DePue, J., Murphy, C., Gastfriend, D., Reiter, S.R., & Abrams, A. (2000). Comorbidity, Smoking Behavior, and Treatment Outcome. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 69, 244-250. JIF=5.0 (2000)
  • Niaura, R., Britt, D.M., Borrelli, B., Shadel, W., Abrams, D.B., & Goldstein, M.G. (1999). History of and symptoms of depression among smokers during a self-initiated quit attempt. Nicotine and Tobacco Research , 1 (3), 251-257. JIF=2.129 (1999)
  • Borrelli, B., Marcus, B.H., Clark, M.M., Bock, B.C., King, T.K., & Roberts, M. (1999). History of Major Depression and Subsyndromal Depression in Women Smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 24(6), 781-794. JIF=2.277 (1999)
  • Borrelli, B., Spring, B., Niaura, R., Kristeller, J., Ockene, J., & Keuthen, N. (1999). Weight suppression and weight rebound in ex-smokers treated with fluoxetine. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(1), 124-131. JIF=6.071 (1999)
  • Pinto, B.M., Borrelli, B., King, T.K., Bock, B.C., Clark, M.M., Robert, M., & Marcus, B (1999). Weight control smoking among sedentary women. Addictive Behaviors, 24 (1), 75-86. JIF=2.277 (1999)
  • Bock, B., Marcus, B.H., King, T.K., Borrelli, B., & Roberts, M.R. (1999). Exercise effects on withdrawal and mood among women attempting smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 24(3), 399-410. JIF=2.277 (1999)
  • Marcus, B.H., King, T.K., Bock, B.C., Borrelli, B., & Clark, M. Adherence to Exercise Recommendations and Interventions (1998). S.A. Shumaker, E. Schron, J. Ockene (1998)
  • Borrelli, B. & Mermelstein, R.M. (1998). The role of weight concern and self-efficacy in smoking cessation and weight gain among smokers in a clinic-based cessation program. Addictive Behaviors, 23 (5), 609-622. JIF=2.277 (1998)
  • Abrams, DB., Borrelli, B. Shadel, WG., King, T.K., Bock, B., & Niaura, R.S. Adherence issues in smoking (1998). S.A. Shumaker, E. Schron, J. Ockene & W.L. McBee (Eds.), The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Second Edition. Springer Publishing. (1998)
  • King, T. K., Borrelli, B., Black, C., Pinto, B.M., & Marcus, B.H. (1997) Minority Women and Tobacco: Implications for Interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 19(3), 301-313. JIF=4.485 (1997)
  • Shadel, W., Mermelstein, R., & Borrelli, B. (1996). Self-concept changes over time in cognitive-behavioral treatment for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 21(5), 659- 663. JIF=2.277 (1996)
  • Borrelli, B., Niaura, R., Keuthan, N., Goldstein, M., DePue, J., Murphy, C., & Abrams, D. (1996). Development of Major Depressive Disorder during smoking cessation treatment. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 57(11), 534-538. JIF=5.784 (1996)
  • Borrelli, B., Bock, B., King, T., Pinto, B, & Marcus, B. (1996). The impact of depression on smoking cessation in women. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 12(5), 378-387. JIF=4.585 (1996)
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  • (*= B. Borrelli served as mentor) ()