Martie Thompson


  • Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997-1999
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 1995-1997
  • Ph.D., Community Psychology, Georgia State University, 1995
  • M.A., Community Psychology, Georgia State University, 1991
  • B.A., Psychology, Georgia State University, 1989

Current Teaching

  • Biostatistics (PH 3330)

Professional Affiliations/Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Clemson University, Adjunct Professor
  • Emory University, Adjunct Professor
  • Sexual Experiences Survey (SES) Collaboration
  • Subject Matter Expert, National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Family Psychology
  • Editorial Board, Psychology of Violence
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Research Interests

  • Risk factors and consequences of interpersonal violence
  • Epidemiology of suicidal behavior
  • Adverse Childhood experiences
  • College student mental health

Select Publications

Google Scholar profile

Walsh, K., Sarvet, A.L., Wall, M., Gilbert, L., Santelli, J., Khan, S., Thompson. M.P., Reardon, L., Hirsch, J.S. Mellins, C.A., (2021). Prevalence and correlates of sexual assault perpetration and ambiguous consent in a representative sample of college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36.

Bonar, E.E., DeGue, S., Abbey, A., Coker, A.L., Lindquist, C.H., McCauley, H.L., Miller, E., Senn, C.Y., Thompson, M.P., Ngo, Q.M., Cunningham, R.M., & Walton, M.A. (in press). Prevention of sexual violence among college students: Current challenges and future directions. Journal of American College Health.

Thompson, M.P., Zinzow, H.M., Kingree, J.B., Pollard, L.E., Goree, J., Hudson-Flege, M., & Honnen, N.G. (2020). Pilot trial of an online sexual violence prevention program for college athletes. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication.

Walsh, K., Choo, T., Wall, M., Hirsch, J.S., Ford, J., Wilson, P.A., Santelli, J.S., Gilbert, L., Thompson, M.P., Khan, S., Mellins, C.A. (2020). Repeat sexual victimization during college: Prevalence and psychosocial correlates. Psychology of Violence, 10, 676-686.

Sianko, N., Kunkel, D., Thompson, M.P., Small, M.A., & McDonell, J.R. (2019). Trajectories of dating violence victimization and perpetration among rural adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 2360-2376.

Huynh, H.V., Limber, S.P., Gray, C.L., Thompson, M.P., Wasonga, A.I et al (2019). Factors affecting the psychosocial well-being of orphan and separated children in five low- and middle-income countries: Which is more important, quality of care or care setting? PLoS
ONE 14(6): e0218100.

Thompson, M.P., Kingree, J.B., & Lamis, D. (2018). Associations of adverse childhood experiences and suicidal behaviors in adulthood in a U.S. nationally representative sample. Child: Care, Health and Development. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12617

Zinzow, H.M., Thompson, M.P., Fulmer, C., Goree, J., & Evinger, L. (2020). Evaluation of a brief suicide prevention training program for college campuses. Archives of Suicide Research, 24, 82-95, DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1509749

Zinzow, H.M., Thompson, M.P., Goree, J., Fulmer, C., Greene, C., & Allison, H. (2018). Evaluation of a college sexual violence prevention program focused on education, bystander intervention, and alcohol risk reduction. College Student Affairs Journal, 36, 110-125.

Kingree, J.B., & Thompson, M.P. (2020). Sorority membership and sexual victimization: An examination of potential mediators of the association. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35, 5834-5852.

Zinzow, H.M., & Thompson, M.P. (2019). Beliefs about consent and sexual assault perpetration in a longitudinal study of college men. Violence and Victims, 34, 548-565. Doi:

Hudson-Flege, M, Grover, H., Mece, M, Ramos, A., Thompson, M.P. (2018). Empathy as a moderator of sexual violence perpetration risk factors among college males. Journal of American College Health.

Hagen, T., Thompson, M.P., & Williams, J. (2018). Religiosity reduces sexual aggression and coercion in a longitudinal cohort of college men: Mediating roles of peer norms, promiscuity, and pornography. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 57, 95–108.

Mellins, C.A., Walsh, K., Sarvet, A.L., Wall, M., Gilbert, L., Santelli, J., Thompson. M., Wilson, P., Khan, S., Benson, S., Bah, K., Kaufman, K., Reardon, L., & Hirsch, J.S. (2017). Sexual assault incidents among college undergraduates: Prevalence and factors associated with risk. PLOS One, 12(11),

Thompson, M. P., & Swartout, K.M. (2017). Epidemiology of suicide attempts among youth transitioning to adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 807-817, doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0674-8

Flege, M. H., & Thompson, M.P. (2017). Empathy and extracurricular involvement in emerging adulthood: Findings from a longitudinal study of undergraduate college males. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 674-684.

Kingree, J.B., & Thompson, M.P. (2017). Heavy episodic drinking and sexual aggression among male college students: The protective influence of church attendance. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32, 604-620. doi: 10.1177/0886260515586372

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. DOI:

Swartout, K.M., Koss, M.P., White, J.W, Thompson, M.P., Abbey, A., & Bellis A.L. (2015). A trajectory analysis of the campus serial rapist assumption. JAMA Pediatrics, 169, 1148-1154. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0707

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.

Swartout, K.M., Thompson, M.P., Koss, M.P., Su, N. (2015). What is the best way to analyze less frequent forms of violence? The case of sexual aggression. Psychology of Violence, 5, 305-313.

D’Orio, B. M., Thompson, M.P., Lamis, D. A., Heron, S., & Kaslow, N. J. (2015). Social support, attachment, and drug misuse in suicidal African American women. Addiction Research and Theory, 23, 170-176. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2014.966096

Kingree, J. & Thompson, M.P. (2015). A comparison of risk factors for alcohol-involved and alcohol-uninvolved sexual aggression perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 1478–1492. doi: 10.1177/0886260514540806

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

Title: Blue Cross NC Distinguished/Endowed Professor , PhD, Community Psychology
Department: Health and Exercise Science

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Office address
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