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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 and part of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group. He devotes time to training clinicians, conducting research, and conducting outpatient assessment and treatment.


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.



PHD | University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2006 - 07/31/2009
Fellowship 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

Mitchell SM, Görgülü T, Dhingra K, Crean HF, Swogger MT. "Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Association Between the Recent History of Alcohol Use Severity and Suicide Attempt History Among Adults in a Pretrial Jail Diversion Program." Crisis.. 2022 Jan 28; Epub 2022 Jan 28.

Henningfield JE, Grundmann O, Garcia-Romeu A, Swogger MT. "We Need Better Estimates of Kratom Use Prevalence." American journal of preventive medicine.. 2022 Jan; 62(1):132-133.

Swogger MT, Smith KE, Garcia-Romeu A, Grundmann O, Veltri CA, Henningfield JE, Busch LY. "Understanding Kratom Use: A Guide for Healthcare Providers." Frontiers in pharmacology.. 2022 13:801855. Epub 2022 Mar 02.

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