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Marc T. Swogger, Ph.D.

Marc T. Swogger, Ph.D.

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About Me

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD)

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Palliative Care (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Research Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center 2006 - 2009

Education

PhD | Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science. Clinical Psychology. 2006

MS | Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science. Clinical Psychology. 2003

MA | Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Clinical Psychology. 1995

BA | Penn State University. Psychology. 1993

Awards

Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee. 2009

Christine Louro Award for excellence in the science and practice of psychology. 2006

Graduate Fellowship. 2003

Research

Dr. Swogger studies both therapeutic and harmful substance use, with a focus on harm reduction. Recently, this work has focused on the individual and public health effects of kratom use. He also studies interventions for individuals whose harmful use of drugs is leading to unwanted consequences, tak...
Dr. Swogger studies both therapeutic and harmful substance use, with a focus on harm reduction. Recently, this work has focused on the individual and public health effects of kratom use. He also studies interventions for individuals whose harmful use of drugs is leading to unwanted consequences, taking into account psychopathic personality and other moderators of successful treatment.

Dr. Swogger has begun another stream of research on the utility of psychedelic psychotherapies for treating a range of conditions. With Robert Horowitz, MD, he is a site-level, co-Principal Investigator on a multi-site study examining the effectiveness of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for distress in individuals with terminal illness.

As he has for over two decades, Dr. Swogger continues research on causes of violence, suicidal behavior, recidivism, and mental health problems among justice-involved people.

Publications

Journal Articles

We Need Better Estimates of Kratom Use Prevalence.

Henningfield JE, Grundmann O, Garcia-Romeu A, Swogger MT

American journal of preventive medicine.. 2022 January 62 (1):132-133. Epub 1900 01 01.

Understanding Kratom Use: A Guide for Healthcare Providers.

Swogger MT, Smith KE, Garcia-Romeu A, Grundmann O, Veltri CA, Henningfield JE, Busch LY

Frontiers in pharmacology.. 2022 13 :801855. Epub 03/02/2022.

Social, psychological, and substance use characteristics of U.S. adults who use kratom: Initial findings from an online, crowdsourced study.

Smith KE, Dunn KE, Grundmann O, Garcia-Romeu A, Rogers JM, Swogger MT, Epstein DH

Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology.. 2021 November 4 Epub 11/04/2021.

Substance use, current criminal justice involvement, and lifetime suicidal thoughts and behaviors history: The moderating role of thwarted belonging.

Mitchell SM, Brown SL, Görgülü T, Conner KR, Swogger MT

Suicide & life-threatening behavior.. 2021 April 51 (2):237-246. Epub 1900 01 01.

BRIEF MOTIVATIONAL INTERVENTION FOR SUBSTANCE USE MAY DECREASE VIOLENCE AMONG HEAVY ALCOHOL USERS IN A JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAM.

Catterall I, Mitchell SM, Dhingra K, Conner KR, Swogger MT

Criminal justice and behavior.. 2021 March 148 (3):274-292. Epub 09/13/2020.

The Potential for Kratom as an Antidepressant and Antipsychotic.

Johnson LE, Balyan L, Magdalany A, Saeed F, Salinas R, Wallace S, Veltri CA, Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Grundmann O

The Yale journal of biology and medicine.. 2020 June 93 (2):283-289. Epub 06/29/2020.

Public Perceptions toward Kratom () Use in Malaysia.

Singh D, Narayanan S, Suraya S, Saref A, Grundmann O, Prozialeck WC, Corazza O, Swogger MT, Griffin O, Balasingam V

Journal of psychoactive drugs.. 2020 March 10 :1-7. Epub 03/10/2020.

Self-Report Data on Regular Consumption of Illicit Drugs and HIV Risk Behaviors after Kratom ( korth.) Initiation among Illicit Drug Users in Malaysia.

Saref A, Suraya S, Singh D, Grundmann O, Narayanan S, Swogger MT, Prozialeck WC, Boyer E, Balasingam V

Journal of psychoactive drugs.. 2020 52 (2):138-144. Epub 11/04/2019.

Lifetime History of Suicide Attempts among Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity State Hospital Inpatients: The Roles of past Harmful Substance Use and Current Social Support.

Mitchell SM, Brown SL, Scanlon F, Swogger MT, Delgado D, Ventura MI, Bolaños AD, Morgan RD

International journal of forensic mental health.. 2020 19 (4):341-353. Epub 06/05/2020.

Current and Future Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Kratom ( Korth.) Supply and Use.

Singh D, Brown PN, Cinosi E, Corazza O, Henningfield JE, Garcia-Romeu A, McCurdy CR, McMahon LR, Prozialeck WC, Smith KE, Swogger MT, Veltri C, Walsh Z, Grundmann O

Frontiers in psychiatry.. 2020 11 :574483. Epub 11/26/2020.

Critique of "Kratom Use and Toxicities in the United States".

Grundmann O, Brown PN, Boyer EW, Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Prozialeck W, Kruegel AC, Veltri CA, Dudley S

Pharmacotherapy.. 2019 November 39 (11):1119-1120. Epub 1900 01 01.

Kratom policy: The challenge of balancing therapeutic potential with public safety.

Prozialeck WC, Avery BA, Boyer EW, Grundmann O, Henningfield JE, Kruegel AC, McMahon LR, McCurdy CR, Swogger MT, Veltri CA, Singh D

The International journal on drug policy.. 2019 August 70 :70-77. Epub 05/16/2019.

Evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for high- and medium-risk probationers.

Kosson DS, Walsh Z, Anderson JR, Brook M, Swogger MT, Verborg R

Behavioral sciences & the law.. 2019 July 37 (4):329-341. Epub 02/18/2019.

Self-reported prevalence and severity of opioid and kratom (Mitragyna speciosa korth.) side effects.

Saref A, Suraya S, Singh D, Grundmann O, Narayanan S, Swogger MT, Prozialeck WC, Boyer E, Chear NJY, Balasingam V

Journal of ethnopharmacology.. 2019 June 28238 :111876. Epub 04/20/2019.

The prevalence of psychotic symptoms in kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) Users in Malaysia.

Leong Bin Abdullah MFI, Singh D, Swogger MT, Rahim AA, Vicknasingam B

Asian journal of psychiatry.. 2019 June 43 :197-201. Epub 07/05/2019.

Motives for using Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) among regular users in Malaysia.

Singh D, Narayanan S, Müller CP, Swogger MT, Chear NJY, Dzulkapli EB, Yusoff NSM, Ramachandram DS, León F, McCurdy CR, Vicknasingam B

Journal of ethnopharmacology.. 2019 April 6233 :34-40. Epub 12/28/2018.

Towards integrated medical and mental healthcare in the inpatient setting: what is the role of psychology?

Pudalov LR, Swogger MT, Wittink M

International review of psychiatry.. 2018 December 30 (6):210-223. Epub 03/01/2019.

The therapeutic potential of kratom.

Grundmann O, Brown PN, Henningfield J, Swogger M, Walsh Z

Addiction.. 2018 October 113 (10):1951-1953. Epub 07/13/2018.

Kratom use and mental health: A systematic review.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z

Drug and alcohol dependence.. 2018 February 1183 :134-140. Epub 12/07/2017.

Fantastic and Uninviting Behavior: Psychopathy, Alcohol, and Violence

Swogger, M.T., Montry, K., Walsh, Z., Kosson, D.S.

Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research. 2018; .

Severity of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms.

Singh D, Narayanan S, Müller CP, Swogger MT, Rahim AA, Leong Bin Abdullah MFI, Vicknasingam BK

Journal of psychoactive drugs.. 2018 50 (5):445-450. Epub 08/28/2018.

Hallucinogen use and intimate partner violence: Prospective evidence consistent with protective effects among men with histories of problematic substance use.

Walsh Z, Hendricks PS, Smith S, Kosson DS, Thiessen MS, Lucas P, Swogger MT

Journal of psychopharmacology. 2016 July 30 (7):601-7. Epub 04/19/2016.

A test of core psychopathic traits as a moderator of the efficacy of a brief motivational intervention for substance-using offenders.

Swogger MT, Conner KR, Caine ED, Trabold N, Parkhurst MN, Prothero LM, Maisto SA

Journal of consulting and clinical psychology.. 2016 March 84 (3):248-58. Epub 01/04/2016.

Impulsive versus premeditated aggression in the prediction of violent criminal recidivism.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Christie M, Priddy BM, Conner KR

Aggressive behavior.. 2015 41 (4):346-52. Epub 07/08/2014.

Experiences of Kratom Users: A Qualitative Analysis.

Swogger MT, Hart E, Erowid F, Erowid E, Trabold N, Yee K, Parkhurst KA, Priddy BM, Walsh Z

Journal of psychoactive drugs.. 2015 47 (5):360-7. Epub 11/23/2015.

Substance-induced depression and independent depression in proximal risk for suicidal behavior.

Conner KR, Gamble SA, Bagge CL, He H, Swogger MT, Watts A, Houston RJ

Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs.. 2014 July 75 (4):567-72. Epub 1900 01 01.

The relationship of outwardly-directed aggression to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts across two high-risk samples.

Swogger MT, Van Orden KA, Conner KR

Psychology of violence.. 2014 April 14 (2):184-195. Epub 1900 01 01.

Reactive and proactive aggression and suicide attempts among criminal offenders.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Maisto SA, Conner KR

Criminal justice and behavior.. 2014 March 41 (3):337-344. Epub 1900 01 01.

Childhood sexual abuse and the perpetration of intimate partner violence: The moderating role of gender

Trabold, N.; Swogger, M.T., Cerulli C.

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma (in press). 2014; .

Self-Reported Childhood Physical Abuse and Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence: The Moderating Role of Psychopathic Traits.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Kosson DS, Cashman-Brown S, Caine ED

Criminal justice and behavior.. 2012 July 139 (7):910-922. Epub 04/24/2012.

Stressful life events and suicidal behavior in adults with alcohol use disorders: role of event severity, timing, and type.

Conner KR, Houston RJ, Swogger MT, Conwell Y, You S, He H, Gamble SA, Watts A, Duberstein PR

Drug and alcohol dependence.. 2012 January 1120 (1-3):155-61. Epub 08/10/2011.

Predicting Self and Other-Directed Violence among Discharged Psychiatric Patients: The Roles of Anger and Psychopathic Traits

Swogger, M.T., Walsh, Z., Conner, K.R., Homaifar, B.Y., Caine, E.D.

Psychological Medicine. 2012; 42(2): 371-380.

Stressful life events and suicidal behavior in adults with alcohol use disorders: Role of event severity, timing, and type

Conner, K.R.; Houston, R.J.; Swogger, M.T.; Conwell, Y.; You, S.; He, H.; Gamble, S.A.; Watts, A.; Duberstein, P.R.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2012; 120: 155-161.

Childhood physical abuse and later perpetration of intimate partner violence: The moderating role of psychopathic traits.

Swogger, M.T., Walsh, Z., Kosson, D.S., Cashman-Brown, S., Caine, E.D.

Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2012; 39(7): 910-922.

Childhood abuse and harmful substance use among criminal offenders.

Swogger MT, Conner KR, Walsh Z, Maisto SA

Addictive behaviors.. 2011 December 36 (12):1205-12. Epub 08/03/2011.

Childhood physical abuse, aggression, and suicide attempts among criminal offenders.

Swogger MT, You S, Cashman-Brown S, Conner KR

Psychiatry research.. 2011 February 28185 (3):363-7. Epub 08/17/2010.

Interpersonal violence victimization and suicidal ideation. An examination in criminal offenders.

You S, Swogger MT, Cerulli C, Conner KR

Crisis.. 2011 32 (5):240-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Subtypes of partner violence perpetrators among male and female psychiatric patients.

Walsh Z, Swogger MT, O'Connor BP, Chatav Schonbrun Y, Shea MT, Stuart GL

Journal of abnormal psychology.. 2010 August 119 (3):563-574. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychopathy and Risk Taking among Jailed Inmates.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Lejuez CW, Kosson DS

Criminal justice and behavior.. 2010 April 137 (4):439-452. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychopathy and axis I psychiatric disorders among criminal offenders: relationships to impulsive and proactive aggression.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Houston RJ, Cashman-Brown S, Conner KR

Aggressive behavior.. 2010 36 (1):45-53. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychopathy and instrumental violence: facet level relationships.

Walsh Z, Swogger MT, Kosson DS

Journal of personality disorders. 2009 August 23 (4):416-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dimensions of psychopathy in relation to suicidal and self-injurious behavior.

Swogger MT, Conner KR, Meldrum SC, Caine ED

Journal of personality disorders. 2009 April 23 (2):201-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychometric properties of the Marlowe-Crowne social desirability scale with adult male sexual offenders.

Tatman AW, Swogger MT, Love K, Cook MD

Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment.. 2009 March 21 (1):21-34. Epub 1900 01 01.

A test of the reactive aggression-suicidal behavior hypothesis: is there a case for proactive aggression?

Conner KR, Swogger MT, Houston RJ

Journal of abnormal psychology.. 2009 February 118 (1):235-40. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychopathy Subtypes among African American County Jail Inmates.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Kosson DS

Criminal justice and behavior.. 2008 35 (12):1484-1499. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychopathy and violence: increasing specificity.

Walsh Z, Swogger MT, Walsh T, Kosson DS

Netherlands journal of psychology. 2007 December 163 (4):125. Epub 1900 01 01.

Domestic violence and psychopathic traits: distinguishing the antisocial batterer from other antisocial offenders.

Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Kosson DS

Aggressive behavior.. 2007 33 (3):253-60. Epub 1900 01 01.

Identifying subtypes of criminal psychopaths: A replication and extension.

Swogger MT, Kosson DS

Criminal justice and behavior.. 2007 34 (8):953-970. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychopathy, IQ, and violence in European American and African American county jail inmates.

Walsh Z, Swogger MT, Kosson DS

Journal of consulting and clinical psychology.. 2004 December 72 (6):1165-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime (2017)

Chapter: Examining the relationship between suicidal behaviour and psychopathic traits through the lens of the Interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide

Authors: Dhingra, K., Persson, S., & Swogger, M.T.

Publisher: Routledge 2017

The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy (2nd Ed) (2016)

Chapter: Emotional Experiences of Psychopaths

Authors: Kosson, D.S., Vitacco, M., Swogger, M.T., & Steuerwald, B.

Publisher: Routledge 2016