Amrita Bhowmick

Amrita Bhowmick, MPH, MBA, Ed.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior


Amrita Bhowmick is the chief community officer at Health Union, LLC. At Health Union, Dr. Bhowmick has been instrumental in ideating and executing a reproducible community model that combines her passion for public health with her knowledge and expertise in health care marketing.

Health Union’s community model encourages social interactions between people with shared experiences that evolve into valuable health conversations. These communities help people find information, connection and validation, with the goal of helping improve their quality of life.

Honors and Awards

PM360 Elite Mentor Award
2020, PM360

40 Under 40, Drexel University
2013, Drexel Magazine

Research Activities

- Online Health Communities
- Digital Health and Social Media
- Health Communication
- Quality of Life and Chronic Disease

Key Publications

Telemedicine Use and Health-related Concerns of Patients with Chronic Conditions During COVID-19: Insights Shared by Members of Online Health Communities. Horrell, LN, Hayes, S, Herbert, LB, MacTurk, K, Lawhon, L, Valle, CG, Bhowmick, A. (2021). J Med Internet Res.

Assessment of Adaptive Engagement and Support Model for People With Chronic Health Conditions in Online Health Communities: Combined Content Analysis. Green BM, Van Horn KT, Gupte K, Evans M, Hayes S, Bhowmick A. (2020). J Med Internet Res, 22(7), e17338.

Attracting Users to Online Health Communities: Analysis of’s Facebook Advertisement Campaign Data. Horrell LN, Lazard AJ, Bhowmick A, Hayes S, Mees S, Valle CG. (2019). J Med Internet Res, 21(11), e14421.

Communicating Health Literacy on Prescription Medications on Social Media: In-depth Interviews With “Patient Influencers” . Willis E, Friedel K, Heisten M, Pickett M, Bhowmick A. (2023).  J Med Internet Res.


  • Ed.D., Leadership & Learning in Organizations, Vanderbilt University, 2022
  • MPH, Public Health, Drexel University, 2010
  • MBA, Business Administration, Temple University, 2004
  • BS, Business Management, Binghamton University, 2002