Associate Professor, Communication Studies, IUPUI; Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, IU School of Medicine
Communication Studies; Obstetrics & Gynecology; IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Using Applied Improvisational Theatre to Teach Scientists and Health Professionals to Communicate More Effectively
Dr. Longtin is a national expert in developing innovative training methods designed to help scientists and health professionals communicate more effectively. She uses the techniques of applied improvisational theatre, or theatre games in real-life contexts, to help scientists and physicians build trust, credibility, and empathy with non-experts. Over 1,000 faculty, staff, and trainees have participated in her programs. They report outcomes such as increased public engagement and patient satisfaction scores.