Elaine A. Borawski, PhD

Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition

Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

exb11@case.edu | 216.368.1024 | 4th Floor, BioEnterprise Building
PRCHN website:  www.prchn.org


Postdoctoral Training, Public Health/Gerontology, University of Michigan, 1992-1995
Ph.D., Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 1992
M.A., Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
M.A., Gerontology, University of South Florida, 1983

Research Interests

Health Behavior Intervention (HIV prevention, obesity and diet modification, physical activity, tobacco prevention); adolescent health (teen pregnancy prevention); survey methodology; health status measurement; outcome-based community evaluations; community-based participatory research.

Recent Publications

  1. Trapl, ES, Pike, SN, Borawski, E, Flocke, SA, Freedman, DA, Walsh, CC, Schneider, C, Yoder, L. Food Melt in Consumer Food Environments in Low-income Urban Neighborhoods. Am J Health Behav 2017; 41 (6): 710-718. PubMed PMID:29025499 .
  2. Pike, SN, Trapl, ES, Clark, JK, Rouse, CD, Bell, BA, Sehgal, AR, To, T, Borawski, E, Freedman, DA. Examining the Food Retail Choice Context in Urban Food Deserts, Ohio, 2015. Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14 : E90. PubMed PMID:28981402 PubMed Central PMC5645198.
  3. Flocke, SA, Ohri-Vachispati, P, Shon, EJ, Trapl, ES, Borawski, E, Matlack, K, Freedman, DA. Developing multidimensional measures of healthy food access among low-income adults in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Public Health Nutr 2017; 20 (16): 2859-2868. PubMed PMID:28847323 .
  4. Goodwin, MA, Stange, KC, Zyzanski, SJ, Crabtree, BF, Borawski, EA, Flocke, SA. The Hawthorne effect in direct observation research with physicians and patients. J Eval Clin Pract 2017; 23 (6): 1322-1328. PubMed PMID:28752911 PubMed Central PMC5741487.
  5. Moore, SM, Komton, V, Adegbite-Adeniyi, C, Dolansky, MA, Hardin, HK, Borawski, EA. Development of the Systems Thinking Scale for Adolescent Behavior Change. West J Nurs Res 2018; 40 (3): 375-387. PubMed PMID:28303755 PubMed Central PMC5581293.
  6. Freedman, DA, Flocke, S, Shon, EJ, Matlack, K, Trapl, E, Ohri-Vachaspati, P, Osborne, A, Borawski, E. Farmers' Market Use Patterns Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients With High Access to Farmers' Markets. J Nutr Educ Behav 2017; 49 (5): 397-404.e1. PubMed PMID:28274790 .
  7. Moore, SM, Killion, CM, Andrisin, S, Lissemore, F, Primm, T, Olayinka, O, Borawski, EA. Use of Appreciative Inquiry To Engage Parents as Codesigners of a Weight Management Intervention for Adolescents. Child Obes 2017; 13 (3): 182-189. PubMed PMID:28187267 PubMed Central PMC5444421.
  8. Trapl, ES, Yoder, LD, Frank, JL, Borawski, EA, Sattar, A. Individual, Parental, and Environmental Correlates of Cigar, Cigarillo, and Little Cigar Use Among Middle School Adolescents. Nicotine Tob. Res. 2016; 18 (5): 834-41. PubMed PMID:26385927 .
  9. Walsh, CC, Taggart, M, Freedman, DA, Trapl, ES, Borawski, EA. The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition: "we have evolved". Prev Chronic Dis 2015; 12 : E86. PubMed PMID:26043301 PubMed Central PMC4456855.
  10. Borawski, EA, Tufts, KA, Trapl, ES, Hayman, LL, Yoder, LD, Lovegreen, LD. Effectiveness of health education teachers and school nurses teaching sexually transmitted infections/human immunodeficiency virus prevention knowledge and skills in high school. J Sch Health 2015; 85 (3): 189-96. PubMed PMID:25611941 PubMed Central PMC4703031.
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