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2024 Roybal Annual Meeting

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May 14-15, 2024


The Bethesdan



8120 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

We have reserved a block of sleeping rooms at the Bethesdan Hotel, based on the meeting/travel dates and will be billed directly to your credit card at checkout. Upon check-in, you will be required to present a credit card to cover charges incurred during your stay. Your credit card will be charged for any room charge, hotel incidentals, late cancellations, or no-show charges.


Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 pm on March 13th and check-out is 12:00 pm on March 15th. Please view the hotel’s website for additional information about the amenities and surrounding attractions.



Belinda Borrelli, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor and Director of The Center for Behavioral Science Research at Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, UK. She is also the PI and Director of BU's Mobile and Electronic Health-ARC. Her research focuses on motivating health behavior change across a wide variety of behaviors (e.g., smoking, vaping, oral health, treatment adherence, asthma, dietary, physical activity) and populations. She specializes in treatment development, particularly for those who are unmotivated to change, and integrating theory-based treatments into public health contexts. She has developed and tested mobile health platforms for behavior change (mobile apps, text messaging, Virtual Reality). She has served on grant review panels in the US, Europe, and the UK. She was founder and chair of the NIH-Behavioral Change Consortium (BCC) Treatment Fidelity Workgroup and published best practices guidelines on treatment fidelity which have over 4,200 citations. She was also an advisor to NIDCR and NHLBI on treatment fidelity, publishing invited articles on best practice guidelines. She is a Fellow of the APA, The Society of Behavioral Medicine, and The Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco. She has been Associate Editor at Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology and Addiction and is currently Associate Editor at American Psychologist. She was named "TEDMED Research Scholar" in 2015.

Resources for the Annual Meeting

A New Tool to Assess Treatment Fidelity and Evaluation of Treatment Fidelity Across 10 Years of Health Behavior Research
Belinda Borrelli , Deborah Sepinwall, Denise Ernst, Albert J Bellg, Susan Czajkowski, Rosemary Breger, Carol DeFrancesco, Chantal Levesque, Daryl L Sharp, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Barbara Resnick, Denise Orwig

A. Bellg, B. Borrelli, et al. (2004) previously developed a framework that consisted of strategies to enhance treatment fidelity of health behavior interventions. The present study used this framework to (a) develop a measure of treatment fidelity and (b) use the measure to evaluate treatment fidelity in articles published in 5 journals over 10 years. Three hundred forty-two articles met inclusion criteria; 22% reported strategies to maintain provider skills, 27% reported checking adherence to protocol, 35% reported using a treatment manual, 54% reported using none of these strategies, and 12% reported using all 3 strategies. The mean proportion adherence to treatment fidelity strategies was .55; 15.5% of articles achieved greater than or equal to .80. This tool may be useful for researchers, grant reviewers, and editors planning and evaluating trials.



Participants should arrange their own travel to the meeting. See below for travel times from hotel to nearby airports.


Ground Transportation

Distances and estimated travel times—without traffic—by car from the following airports to the hotel are provided for your reference:

DC Metro Airport
Distance to Hotel
Travel Time to Hotel
One-way Taxi Fare

Fares and travel times above are approximate and subject to change and can vary depending on traffic. All ride-share options are available at the local airports.

Parking: The Bethesdan offers onsite self-parking at the rate of $35.00.

Local Area

Map of restaurants in the area within walking distance from the hotel

Local Area Information


The Roybal Coordinating Center
The Roybal Coordinating Center (PI: Karina Davidson) will be hosting the Roybal Annual Meeting.

For any questions related to meeting content, please contact:
Nicole Donoghue • nmoodhe@northwell.edu516-359-2571

Rose Li and Associates, Inc.
Rose Li and Associates, Inc. (RLA), under contract with the National Institute on Aging (NIA), is pleased to provide logistical support.

For any logistical support, please contact:
Stephanie Tiller • stephanie.tiller@roseliassociates.com240-552-9759

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