Esi Thompson

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Franklin Hall, Room M030G
  • Office Hours:
    Mon. and Wed. 12:45- 1:45, and by appointment
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    812-855 -1726

  • Research and Creative Interests

    Health risk and crisis communication, Strategic communication, Development communication,


    Esi Thompson, PhD. (University of Oregon), is an Assistant Professor and teaches Public Relations courses at the Media School, Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research focuses on health risk/crisis communication, development communication and strategic communication. She is currently studying how communication surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was undertaken and received by the affected communities and how this could inform public communication/policy around infectious disease outbreaks in developing contexts. Her current research focuses on communication about the opiod abuse in Ghana. 

    She was previously a communication consultant in Ghana and served various clients both local and international.