Teresa L. Thompson University of Dayton, USA
Teresa L. Thompson, Ph.D., formerly taught at the University of Delaware and is currently professor of communication at the University of Dayton. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; her master’s at Purdue University; and her doctorate at Temple University, all in communication.
She has edited the journal Health Communication for over 25 years and has authored or edited seven books and over 75 articles on various aspects of health communication. Her research focuses on concerns related to provider–patient interaction, organ donation, disability and communication, death and dying, and gender issues. Her co-edited volume, Handbook of Health Communication, won the 2004 Distinguished Book Award jointly sponsored by the Health Communication Divisions of the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association; the second edition of this book is now available. Her work has been published in such publications as Human Communication Research, Social Science and Medicine, Sex Roles, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Progress in Transplantation.
Thompson was the 2009 National Communication Association Health Communication Scholar of the Year. She has also won both the Alumni Award in Teaching and the College of Arts and Sciences Scholar of the Year Award at the University of Dayton.