Elizabeth Glowacki Biography

Elizabeth Glowacki

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

[email protected] 

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 Three Years

Taylor, M.A. & Glowacki, E.M. (2022). Art advocacy: Applying a public memory framework to commemorations of health crises. Health Communication. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2022.2071391

McGlone, M.S., Glowacki, E.M., & Wang, Y. (2022). Linguistic agency assignment. In E. Ho, C. Bylund, J. van Weert, I. Basnyat, N. Bol, & M. Dean (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. Wiley-Blackwell.

Quick, B., Glowacki, E.M., Kriss, L.A., & Hartman, D. (2021). Raising concussion awareness among amateur athletes: An examination of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Heads Up campaign. Health Communication. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1950295. *Featured in the CDC’s monthly Health Communication Science Digest.

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., 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

Mandhana, D., Glowacki, E.M., & Sun, M. (2021). Promoting patient portals: An application of social cognitive theory to post-adoption portal use. Health Communication, 36(14), 1990-2001. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1811024

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

 Zhu, Y., Glowacki, E.M., & Yang, Y. (2021). A social ties-based approach to cancer patients’ quality of life: Examining group ties and individual ties across offline and online settings. Health Communication, 36(6), 741-751. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1712520

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, 26(3), 1742-1763. https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458219889279

 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

Duggan, A.P., Glowacki, E.M., & Le Poire, B. (2021). The reciprocal influence of substance use disorders and family members’ communication. In A. L. Vangelisti (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication (3rd ed., pp. 436-448). Routledge.

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), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.00036

Lindstadt, C.J., Glowacki, E.M., Robertson, B.W., Wilcox, G.B., & Bernhardt, J.M. (2020). Reactions to a campus emergency: A text-mining analysis. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 21(1), 74-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/17459435.2020.1755719

 Glowacki, E.M., Glowacki, J.B., Chung, A., & Wilcox, G.B. (2019). Reactions to foodborne Escherichia coli outbreaks: A text-mining analysis of the public’s response. American Journal of Infection Control, 47(10), 1280-1282. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.04.004