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Dr. Dina Borzekowski


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, University of Maryland as a Full Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Prior to this, Dr. Borzekowski was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Borzekowski is now the Director of the Global Health Initiative.
Dr. Borzekowski completed her graduate work in Developmental Psychology at Harvard University, and did post-doctoral work in Health Communication at Stanford University. Also, Dr. Borzekowski has worked in the world of children’s media production, on programs including “Sesame Street,” “Degrassi Junior High,” “Zoom,” and “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?”
Dr. Borzekowski’s domestic and international research involves studying how youth come to use media and how media has an impact on the well-being of children and adolescents. Many of her projects have been with Sesame Workshop, developing and evaluating the impact of media on vulnerable youth in resource poor areas of the world. As part of her work, Dr. Borzekowski is interested in methodological issues affecting the collection of valid and reliable data from youth.
Lastly, but no less importantly, Dr. Borzekowski is a teacher and mentor. At the University of Maryland, Dr. Borzekowski instructs a required Research Methods course for undergraduate community health majors and a signature course on health communication. She is extremely excited about all the exciting global health activities happening at the University of Maryland.

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