Kenneth R. Conner, Psy.D., M.P.H.

Kenneth R. Conner, Psy.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-5136
Fax: (585) 273-1082

Professional Bio

Dr. Kenneth Conner is Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He also serves as Director at the VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in Canandaigua, New York. Dr. Conner has conducted research on alcohol and suicide behavior and related topics for approximately 17 years, with funding by multiple resources including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and Department of Defense. In recent years he has turned his attention to the study of acute use of alcohol and suicide through analysis of National Violent Death Reporting System data. He has also contributed to the understanding of risk for suicide behavior in children of individuals with alcohol disorder, with a focus on the protective effects of connectedness to parents.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dean's Excellence in Research Award | University of Rochester 2006
Excellence in Teaching in the Psychology Training Program | Genesee Valley Psychological Association | UR Medical Center Department of Psychiatry 2004
Edwin Shneidman Award for Outstanding Early Career Contribution to Suicide Research | American Association of Suicidology 2003
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award | Alumni Committee | State University College at Bufalo, NY 2003
Summa Cum Laude | State University College at Buffalo, NY 1985

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Jul
Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Christie M, Priddy BM, Conner KR. "Impulsive versus premeditated aggression in the prediction of violent criminal recidivism." Aggressive behavior. 2015 Jul; 41(4):346-52. Epub 2014 Jul 08.
2015 May
Bagge CL, Conner KR, Reed L, Dawkins M, Murray K. "Alcohol use to facilitate a suicide attempt: an event-based examination." Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 2015 May; 76(3):474-81.
2014 Oct 13
Conner KR, Wyman P, Goldston DB, Bossarte RM, Lu N, Kaukeinen K, Tu XM, Houston RJ, Lamis DA, Chan G, Bucholz KK, Hesselbrock VM. "Two Studies of Connectedness to Parents and Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior in Children and Adolescents." Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. 2014 Oct 13; :1-12. Epub 2014 Oct 13.
2014 Aug
Bagge CL, Littlefield AK, Conner KR, Schumacher JA, Lee HJ. "Near-term predictors of the intensity of suicidal ideation: an examination of the 24 h prior to a recent suicide attempt." Journal of affective disorders. 2014 Aug; 165:53-8. Epub 2014 Apr 18.
2014 Aug
Kaplan MS, Huguet N, McFarland BH, Caetano R, Conner KR, Giesbrecht N, Nolte KB. "Use of alcohol before suicide in the United States." Annals of epidemiology. 2014 Aug; 24(8):588-592.e1-2. Epub 2014 May 23.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD) - Primary

Education

MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester2002
PsyD | Clinical Psychology | Wright State University1993
BS | Social Work | SUNY Coll at Buffalo1985