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)

Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee | National Institutes of Health 2009 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

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. 24 available »

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.
2014 Jul
Conner KR, Gamble SA, Bagge CL, He H, Swogger MT, Watts A, Houston RJ. "Substance-induced depression and independent depression in proximal risk for suicidal behavior." Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 2014 Jul; 75(4):567-72.
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. 2014; 4: 184-195.
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.
Trabold, N.; Swogger, M.T., Cerulli C. "Childhood sexual abuse and the perpetration of intimate partner violence: The moderating role of gender". Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma (in press). 2014; .

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 University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/2006 - 07/31/2009
Internship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/2005 - 08/31/2006