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Marc T. Swogger, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-7418

Office: (585) 275-7418

Fax: (585) 273-1117

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Dr. Swogger is a clinical psychologist. His research focuses on therapeutic and harmful substance use, as well as psychopathy and violence among justice-involved people. Clinically, Dr. Swogger specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders.


Dr. Swogger studies both therapeutic and harmful substance use. Recently, his research has focused on the potential individual and public health effects of kratom use. He also studies interventions for individuals whose use of more dangerous substances is causing them harm, taking into account psychopathy and other moderators of successful treatment. Dr. Swogger's research background includes numerous studies of violence, suicidal behavior, and recidivism among justice-involved people.



PhD | Chicago Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2006 - 07/31/2009
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/2005 - 08/31/2006
Internship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center


Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Christine Louro Award for excellence in the science and practice of psychology
Sponsor: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Graduate Fellowship
Sponsor: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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Journal Articles

Saref A, Suraya S, Singh D, Grundmann O, Narayanan S, Swogger MT, Prozialeck WC, Boyer E, Balasingam V. "Self-Report Data on Regular Consumption of Illicit Drugs and HIV Risk Behaviors after Kratom ( korth.) Initiation among Illicit Drug Users in Malaysia." Journal of psychoactive drugs.. 2019 Nov 4; :1-7. Epub 2019 Nov 04.

Prozialeck WC, Avery BA, Boyer EW, Grundmann O, Henningfield JE, Kruegel AC, McMahon LR, McCurdy CR, Swogger MT, Veltri CA, Singh D. "Kratom policy: The challenge of balancing therapeutic potential with public safety." The International journal on drug policy.. 2019 Aug 0; 70:70-77. Epub 2019 May 16.

Leong Bin Abdullah MFI, Singh D, Swogger MT, Rahim AA, Vicknasingam B. "The prevalence of psychotic symptoms in kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) Users in Malaysia." Asian journal of psychiatry.. 2019 Jul 5; 43:197-201. Epub 2019 Jul 05.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Examining the relationship between suicidal behaviour and psychopathic traits through the lens of the Interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide
Book Title: Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime
Author List: Dhingra, K., Persson, S., & Swogger, M.T.
Edited By: Matt DeLisi
Published By: Routledge 2017

Chapter Title: Emotional Experiences of Psychopaths
Book Title: The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy (2nd Ed)
Author List: Kosson, D.S., Vitacco, M., Swogger, M.T., & Steuerwald, B.
Edited By: Carl Gacono
Published By: Routledge 2016