Institute On Family and Neighborhood Life

Martie Thompson

ABOUT:

Dr. Martie Thompson is a Research Professor in the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies at Clemson University. She also is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in community psychology from Georgia State University, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University, and served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before joining Clemson University in 2001. Her research focuses on risk factors and consequences of violence, as well as risk factors for suicidal behavior. She has published over 100 articles on these topics, and her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  

EDUCATION:
Epidemic Intelligence Service - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Postdoctoral Fellowship  - Emory University School of Medicine
Ph.D. - Georgia State University
B.A. - Georgia State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Risk Factors and Consequences of Violent Behavior
  • Epidemiology of Suicidal Behavior
  • Risky Behaviors (e.g., alcohol use, violence) among College Students

 SELECTED FUNDED RESEARCH:

  • Principal Investigator. “Clemson Cares: A campus-wide, comprehensive suicide prevention strategy.” Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2014-2017).
  • Principal Investigator. Distinguished Investigator Grant “Epidemiology of suicidal trajectories in youth transitioning to adulthood” funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2014-2016).
  • Co-Investigator. “Integrative Models to Improve School Safety: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.” Funded by National Institute of Justice (2015-2018).
  • Principal Investigator. "Epidemiology of sexual violence: A trajectory-based approach. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH (R15: 2010-2013).
  • Principal Investigator. "Group Interventions for abused, suicidal black women." Subcontract to Clemson University through Emory University School of Medicine. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (2007-2012)
  • Principal Investigator. "Developing indicators for teen dating violence" Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through Scimetrika (2009-2010).
  • Principal Investigator. "Protective factors for sexual violence perpetration." Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH (R03: 2007-2009)
  • Principal Investigator. "Risk factors for suicidal behaviors in a nationally-representative sample of adolescents: Do they vary by subgroups?" Funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2007-2009)
  • Principal Investigator. "Alcohol-involved sexual victimization in college women." Funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH (R15: 2006-2008)

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Zinzow, H.M., & Thompson, M.P. (2015). Factors associated with use of verbally coercive, incapacitated, and forcible sexual assault tactics in a longitudinal study of college men. Aggressive Behavior, 41, 34-43.
  • Thompson, M.P. (2014). Risk and protective factors for sexual aggression and dating violence: Common themes and future directions. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 15, 304-309 doi: 10.1177/1524838014521025
  • Kingree, J. & Thompson, M. (in press). A comparison of risk factors for alcohol-involved and alcohol-uninvolved sexual aggression perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 
  • Zinzow, H.M., & Thompson, M.P. (2015). A longitudinal examination of risk factors for repeated sexual aggression in college men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 213-222. doi: 10.1007/s10508-013-0243-5
  • Williams, S., & Thompson, M.P.  (2013). Examining the prospective effects of making a virginity pledge among males across their four years of college. Journal of American College Health, 61, 114-120.
  • Kingree, J.B., & Thompson, M.P. (2013). Fraternity membership and sexual aggression: An examination of mediators of the association. Journal of American College Health, 61, 213-221. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2013.781026.
  • Thompson, M.P., Swartout, K., & Koss, M.P. (2013). Trajectories and predictors of sexually aggressive behaviors during emerging adulthood. Psychology of Violence, 3, 247–259 doi: 10.1037/a0030624.
  • Thompson, M.P. & Morrison, D. (2013). Prospective predictors of technology-based sexual coercion by college males. Psychology of Violence, 3, 233–246. doi: 10.1037/a0030904.
  • Thompson, M.P., & Light, L.S. (2011). Examining gender differences in risk factors for suicide attempts one and seven years later in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Adolescent Health, 48, 391-397.
  • Thompson, M.P., Kingree, J.B., Koss, M.P., Goree, J., & Rice, J. (2011).  A prospective mediational model of male sexual aggression among college men.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 2716-2734.
  • Kaslow, N.J., Leiner, A.S., Reviere, S., Jackson, E., Bethea, K., Bhaju, J., Rhodes, M., Gantt, M.J., Senter, H., & Thompson, M.P. (2010).  Suicidal, abused, African American women's response to a culturally informed intervention.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 449-458.
  • Thompson, M.P., Kuruwita, C., & Foster, E.M. (2009).  Transitions in suicide risk in a nationally representative sample of adolescents.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 44, 458-463.
  • Thompson, M.P., Sims, L., Kingree, J.B., & Windle, M. (2008).  Longitudinal associations between problem alcohol use and violent victimization in a national sample of adolescents.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 42, 21-27.
  • Thompson, M.P., Sitterle, D.J., Clay, G., & Kingree, J.B. (2007).  Reasons for not reporting victimizations to the police:  Do they vary for physical and sexual incidents? Journal of American College Health, 55, 277-282.
  • Thompson, M.P., Kingree, J.B., & Ho, C. (2006). Associations between delinquency and suicidal behaviors in a nationally representative sample of adolescents.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 36, 57-64.
  • Thompson, M.P., Kingree, J.B. (2006).  The role of victim and perpetrator alcohol use in intimate partner violence outcomes.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 163-177.
  • Thompson, M.P., Kingree, J.B., & Desai, S. (2004).  Gender differences in long-term health consequences of child physical abuse:  Data from a nationally representative survey.  American Journal of Public Health, 94, 599-604.
  • Thompson, M.P., Kaslow, N.J., Short, L.M., & Wyckoff, S. (2002).  The role of self-efficacy in preventing suicide attempts among African-American battered women. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 942-949.

 COURSES:

  • Independent Studies
  • Honors Theses
  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Summer Grant Writing Workshops

 PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:

  • Adjunct Professor - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Associate Editor - Journal of Family Psychology
  • Member, Intellectual Property Committee, Clemson University

Martie

Phone: 864.656.6098
Email: mpthomp@clemson.edu

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