Department of Public Health Sciences

Martie Thompson, Ph.D.

Research Professor in Public Health Sciences and Director of Center for Research and Collaborative Activities

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EMAIL:
mpthomp@clemson.edu
OFFICE PHONE: 864.656.6098

LOCATION:
403A Edwards Hall

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ABOUT:
Dr. Martie Thompson is a Research Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Director of the Center for Research and Collaborative Activities in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development.  She also is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and an Associate Editor of APA’s Journal of Family Psychology. Her research focuses on victimization, suicidal behavior, and alcohol use.  Dr. Thompson graduated in 1995 with a Ph.D. in community psychology from Georgia State University.  She completed NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine from 1995-1997.  From 1997-1999, Dr. Thompson served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Violence Prevention, where she stayed on as a Senior Research Fellow for an additional two years before coming to Clemson University.

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. "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:

  • 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
  • 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