Dr. Amelia Burke-Garcia
Dr. Amelia Burke-Garcia is an award-winning digital health communicator and researcher with more than 15 years of experience creating innovative and impactful digital interventions for public health initiatives. Currently, she runs Westat’s Center for Digital Strategy and Research and leads numerous influencer-focused efforts on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In prior roles, she led social media strategy for New York-based indie agency, Horizon Media, and worked at international nonprofits, AED and Management Sciences for Health. She is the author of the S.O.C.I.A.L. framework for planning and evaluating digital media campaigns, writes the Socialibriumm Experiment blog, and has been published in numerous books and journals. She has a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University, a Master’s degree from Georgetown University, and a PhD in Communication from George Mason University, where her disseration research focused on online influencers as opinion leaders for health.