Jeff R. Temple, PhD. 
   Specialized Topics:
  • Dating Violence
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Adolescent Relationship Abuse

Jeff will be bringing his expertise on the topic of Dating Violence. Dr. Temple is a Professor, Licensed Psychologist, and Director of Behavioral Health and Research in the department of Ob/Gyn at the University of Texas Medical Branch. His research focuses on interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on adolescent relationship abuse. His work has been funded through the National Institute of Justice, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. He has over 135 scholarly publications in a variety of high-impact journals including JAMAJAMA PediatricsJournal of Youth and AdolescencePediatrics, and the Journal of Adolescent Health. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, a senior consulting editor for Psychology of Violence, and is on the editorial boards of five other scientific journals. Dr. Temple recently co-chaired the Texas Task Force on Domestic Violence and is now on the Board of Directors of the Texas Psychological Association. Locally, he is the Vice President of the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees.