Elaine A. Borawski, PhD


exb11@case.edu | 216.368.1024 | 4th Floor, BioEnterprise Building

Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition
Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

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. Freedman, DA, Bell, BA, Clark, J, Ngendahimana, D, Borawski, E, Trapl, E, Pike, S, Sehgal, AR. Small Improvements in an Urban Food Environment Resulted in No Changes in Diet Among Residents. J Community Health 2020; : . PubMed PMID:32170531 .
  2. Tigges, BB, Miller, D, Dudding, KM, Balls-Berry, JE, Borawski, EA, Dave, G, Hafer, NS, Kimminau, KS, Kost, RG, Littlefield, K, Shannon, J, Menon, U, Measures of Collaboration Workgroup of the Collaboration and Engagement Domain Task Force, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health. Measuring quality and outcomes of research collaborations: An integrative review. J Clin Transl Sci 2019; 3 (5): 261-289. PubMed PMID:31660251 PubMed Central PMC6813516.
  3. Moore, SM, Borawski, EA, Love, TE, Jones, S, Casey, T, McAleer, S, Thomas, C, Adegbite-Adeniyi, C, Uli, NK, Hardin, HK, Trapl, ES, Plow, M, Stevens, J, Truesdale, KP, Pratt, CA, Long, M, Nevar, A. Two Family Interventions to Reduce BMI in Low-Income Urban Youth: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics 2019; 143 (6): . PubMed PMID:31126971 PubMed Central PMC6565337.
  4. Monteban, MF, Bess, KD, Walsh, CC, Baily, H, Flocke, SA, Borawski, EA, Freedman, DA. People and places shaping food procurement among recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Health Place 2018; 53 : 155-163. PubMed PMID:30142499 .
  5. Borawski, EA, Jones, SD, Yoder, LD, Taylor, T, Clint, BA, Goodwin, MA, Trapl, ES. We Run This City: Impact of a Community-School Fitness Program on Obesity, Health, and Fitness. Prev Chronic Dis 2018; 15 : E52. PubMed PMID:29729132 PubMed Central PMC5951154.
  6. Freedman, DA, Lee, E, Ohri-Vachaspati, P, Trapl, E, Borawski, E, Bess, K, Flocke, S. Predictors of Farmers' Market Shopping among People Receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits. Am J Community Psychol 2018; 61 (3-4): 488-499. PubMed PMID:29659024 .
  7. 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 .
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
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