Amir Bhochhibhoya is a third year doctoral Student at the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma. He has earned his M.S. in Health Promotion from the University of Oklahoma. He received his Masters of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from the Oklahoma State University. He is currently appointed as the Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma. Before joining the doctoral program at the University of Oklahoma, Mr. Bhochhibhoya worked as Co-founder and Director of Operations for MetCel, LLC. His unique background of entrepreneurship and health promotion has emerged in his teaching and research assignments.
His area of interest is in designing and evaluating theory-based health education and health promotion programs. His doctoral dissertation is focused on prevention of binge drinking among college students. He is also keenly interested in emotional intelligence and mental health. He is also interested in the health of international students and minority population. He also has several publications in the area of application of technology such as texting and the internet for delivering effective health promotion interventions. Mr. Bhochhibhoya has served as a reviewer for multiple journals including Alcohol and Alcoholism, Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, Journal of International Students. Mr. Bhochhibhoya is a member of several professional health organizations including the American Public Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Academy of Health Behavior.