Krista Longtin

Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Indiana University School of Medicine

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Dr. Krista Longtin is an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she leads health communication training programs for IU’s over 4,000 faculty, medical students, residents, and graduate students. Krista is dually appointed as an associate professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Communication Studies. Her research focuses on communication education and faculty development in the sciences and health professions. Krista is the co-editor for the Public Library of Science’s Science Communication blog and leads a graduate minor in Communicating Science at IUPUI. She has served as a consultant on communication and education projects for national and international organizations including the Indiana State Department of Health and the European Science Media Hub.

In 2016, Krista was highlighted by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of their Forty Under 40 young professionals to watch for her work using improvisational theater to teach physicians and scientists to communicate more effectively. Prior to earning her graduate degrees, Krista worked for Indiana Public Radio and The Weather Channel. She keeps her broadcaster voice alive by serving as the co-host of “Intersections,” a weekly public radio show where art and science meet.

Krista is not a native Hoosier, but she did the tour of Indiana schools, earning a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, a master’s from Purdue University, and a PhD from Indiana University. An award-winning educator and researcher, Krista’s work has been published in Communication Education, Academic Medicine, and the Journal of Faculty Development.