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Martie Thompson

Research Professor
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Clemson University
United States of America


Dr. Martie Thompson is a Research Professor in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Studies and the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University. 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 coming to 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.

Research Interest

violence prevention; suicide prevention


  • Kingree, J.B., & Thompson, M.P. (in press). Heavy episodic drinking and sexual aggression among male college students: The protective influence of church attendance. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  • Thompson, M.P., Kingree, J.B., Zinzow, H.M., & Swartout, K.M. (2015).Time-varying risk factors and sexual aggression perpetration among male college students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57, 637-642.

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