Assistant Teaching Professor

Elizabeth M. Glowacki, PhD

Health Sciences


Ph.D. Health Communication, University of Texas at Austin
B.A. English Literature and Communication, Boston College, cum laude


Dr. Elizabeth M. Glowacki is a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences (Bouvé College of Health Sciences) at Northeastern University. Her research interests lie in health communication, message design, persuasion, and mobile health. Her work has appeared in Substance Abuse, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, and American Journal of Infection Control. Dr. Glowacki is a member of Health Communication’s editorial board, and has taught courses on health promotion, interpersonal communication, interviewing, public speaking, media writing, and intercultural communication. She is also affiliated with the Department of Public Health at Simmons University where she teaches Strategic Communication for Health Equity.

Research Interests

Health Communication, Patient-Provider Communication, Strategic Messaging, Persuasion, Mobile Health, Social Media


Communication Skills for the Health Professions

Selected Recent Publications

Glowacki, E.M., Bernhardt, J.M., & McGlone, M.S. (2020). Tailored texts: An application of regulatory fit to text messages designed to reduce high-risk drinking. Health Informatics Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1460458219889279

Glowacki, E.M. & Taylor, M.A. (2020). Health hyperbolism: A study in health crisis rhetoric. Qualitative Health Research. Advance online publication.

Glowacki, E.M., Kirtz, S., Cance, J.D., Wagner, J.H., Barrera, D., & Bernhardt, J.M. (2018). HealthyhornsTXT: A text-messaging program to promote college student health and wellness. Health Promotion Practice, 19(6), 844-855.

Glowacki, E.M., Glowacki, J.B., & Wilcox, G.B. (2018). A text-mining analysis of the public’s reactions to the opioid crisis. Substance Abuse, 39(2), 129-133.
Glowacki, E.M., McGlone, M.S, & Bell, R.A. (2016). Targeting Type 2: Linguistic agency assignment in diabetes prevention policy messaging. Journal of Health Communication, 21(4), 457-468.

Contact Information


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Curriculum Vitae