Amy Lu

Assistant Professor; Director, Health Technology Lab
  • Communication Studies
  • Department of Health Sciences

Office: 211 Holmes Hall
Phone: 617.373.7839

Amy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies of the College of Arts, Media and Design and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Amy received her BA in English from Peking University, and her master’s in communication studies and doctorate in mass communication from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.


Amy studies the persuasive mechanism of media and communication technologies and their health behavioral and psychological applications. She is also interested in narratives and virtual media characters (in animation and video games) and their potential application in communicating health messages among youth of different cultures.