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 was undertaken and received by the affected communities and how this could inform public communication/policy around infectious disease outbreaks in developing contexts. She has published in communication journals.
She was previously a communication consultant in Ghana and served various clients both local and international.