Elizabeth Glowacki Biography

Elizabeth Glowacki

Assistant Teaching Professor
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
College of Arts, Media and Design

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Areas of Expertise

Health Communication


Dr. Elizabeth M. Glowacki is a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences (Bouvé College of Health Sciences) and the Department of Communication Studies (College of Arts, Media and Design) at Northeastern University. Her research interests lie in health communication, message design, persuasion, and mobile health. Her recent work applies a public memory framework to look at how art and visuals are used to advocate for health resources. 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 a member of Boston Medical Center’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. She is also affiliated with the Department of Public Health at Simmons University where she teaches Strategic Communication for Health Equity.

Publications – Past Five Years

Glowacki, E.M., Zhu, Y., Bernhardt, J.M., & Magsamen-Conrad, K. (2021). Technological capital within aging populations: Challenges and recommendations for online intervention uptake in the United States. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 49(3), 347-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2021.1885051

Glowacki, E.M., Wilcox, G.B., & Glowacki, J.B. (2021). Identifying #addiction concerns on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic: A text-mining analysis. Substance Abuse, 42(1), 39-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2020.1822489

Taniguchi, E. & Glowacki, E.M. (2021). Evaluating the effects of illness disclosure on perceptions of depression. Stigma and Health.  Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000309

Glowacki, E.M. & Taylor, M.A. (2020). Health hyperbolism: A study in health crisis rhetoric. Qualitative Health Research, 30(12), 1953-1964. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732320916466

Taylor, M.A. & Glowacki, E.M. (2020). The language of women’s pain: A critical cultural approach to public health communication literacy. Frontiers in Communication, 5(36), 1-10doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2020.00036