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Amrita Bhowmick, MPH, MBA

Amrita Bhowmick

Amrita Bhowmick, MPH, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior

Amrita Bhowmick is the chief community officer at Health Union, LLC. At Health Union, Ms. 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

Best Places to Work - #1 Medium Company Category

2018, Philadelphia Business Journal

Top Workplaces - #1 Small Company Category


Fastest Growing Private Companies

2018, Inc 5000

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.

Does complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use reduce negative life impact of headaches for chronic migraineurs? A national survey. Lee J, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A (2016). Springerplus, 5(1), 1006.

Survey of migraine sufferers with dogs to evaluate for canine migraine-alerting behaviors. Marcus DA, Bhowmick A (2013). Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19(6), 501-508.

Migraine: treatments, comorbidities, and quality of life, in the USA. Malone CD, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz AB (2015). Journalof Pain Research, 8(1), 537-547.

Fibromyalgia family and relationship impact exploratory survey. Marcus DA, Richards KL, Chambers JF, Bhowmick A (2013). Musculoskeletal Care, 11(3), 125-134.


MPH, Public Health, Drexel University, 2010

MBA, Business Administration, Temple University, 2004

BS, Business Management, Binghamton University, 2002

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