Marc T. Swogger, Ph.D.

Marc T. Swogger, Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-7418
Fax: (585) 273-1117

Research Bio

Dr. Swogger's research focuses primarily on psychopathy and violence among criminal offenders. He studies factors that moderate the relationships between psychopathic traits and key public health outcomes, including general interpersonal violence, intimate partner violence, suicidal behavior, and criminal recidivism. Dr. Swogger has begun a randomized clinical trial to study how personality heterogeneity impacts the efficacy of a substance use intervention among offenders.

Awards & Honors (National)

K23 Mentored Career Development Award | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 2010 - Present
Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee | National Institutes of Health 2009 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Mentored Career Development Award (KL2) | U R Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 2010 - 2011
Christine Louro Award for excellence in the science and practice of psychology | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 2006
Graduate Fellowship | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 2003

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 21 available »

Swogger, M.T., Van Orden, K., Conner, K.R. "The relationship of outwardly-directed aggression to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts across two high-risk samples". Psychology of Violence (in press). 2014; . Link
Swogger, M.T., Walsh, Z., Maisto, S.A., Conner, K.R. "Reactive and proactive aggression and suicide attempts among criminal offenders." Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2014; 41: 337-344. Link
Flicker, S. M., Cerulli, C., Swogger, M., & Talbot, N. "Depressive and Post-Traumatic Symptoms among Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: Relations to Coping Strategies, Social Support, and Ethnicity". Violence Against Women. 2012; . Link
Swogger, M.T., Walsh, Z., Conner, K.R., Homaifar, B.Y., Caine, E.D. "Predicting Self and Other-Directed Violence among Discharged Psychiatric Patients: The Roles of Anger and Psychopathic Traits". Psychological Medicine. 2012; 42(2): 371-380. Link
Swogger, M.T., Walsh, Z., Kosson, D.S., Cashman-Brown, S., Caine, E.D. "Childhood physical abuse and later perpetration of intimate partner violence: The moderating role of psychopathic traits." Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2012; 39(7): 910-922. Link

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Clinical Psychology | Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science2006
MS | Clinical Psychology | Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science2003
MA | Clinical Psychology | Edinboro University of Pennsylvania1995
BA | Psychology | Penn State University1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office09/01/2006 - 07/31/2009
Internship in Psychology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office09/01/2005 - 08/31/2006