Jeffry Thigpen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Campus: Indianapolis

Education/Social Work Building, ES 4149
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156
Office: 317-278-8453
jthigpen@iupui.edu

Area of Interest:

Dr. Jeffry Thigpen's research interests include childhood sexual behavior, sexual development, sexual culture within families, and sexual health. His most recent work examined the sexual behavior of prepubescent African-American children and the developmental and familial contexts in which this behavior emerged. Dr. Thigpen earned a B.S. in Public Health from Indiana University, a M.S.W. from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He teaches graduate courses in human behavior theory and research.