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IU Bloomington

Esi Thompson

The Media School

Expert Bio

Esi Thompson is an assistant professor and teaches public relations courses at The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research focuses on health risk/crisis communication, development communication and strategic communication.

She has studied how communication surrounding the Ebola outbreak was undertaken and received by the affected communities and how this could inform public communication/policy around infectious disease outbreaks in developing contexts. Thompson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.

Areas of Expertise

Health risk and crisis communication, development communication, strategic communication.