Ohio University

Austin Babrow

  • Professor

Areas of Expertise

Climate Change Communication
Climate Disruption
Communication & Dialogue
Communication & Narrative
Communication Theory
Communicative Construction of Uncertainty and Risk
Environmental Communication
Environmental Justice
Environmental Restoration
Health Communication
Problematic Integration Theory
Risk Communication

Expert Bio

Austin Babrow is a professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. His teaching and research focus on the intersection of communication, uncertainty, and values, and particularly the social construction of uncertainty and the profound values associated with environmental and health risk. He has become active in the local and national movement to limit climate disruption (e.g., advocating for sustainable energy, working to limit high pressure slickwater fracking).

Babrow has published research in many communication, medical, and health journals and has received numerous awards for research and teaching. In addition, he has been elected chair of both the Health Communication and Communication as Social Construction divisions of the National Communication Association, participated twice as scholar-mentor in NCA Doctoral Honors Seminars, and has served on the editorial board of many national and international communication journals.

Expertise at a Glance

Babrow is an expert in environmental communication, climate change and risk communication. His research focuses on the intersection of communication, uncertainty, values and social construction associated with environmental and health risk. 

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