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

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. 28 available »

2016 Jul
Walsh Z, Hendricks PS, Smith S, Kosson DS, Thiessen MS, Lucas P, Swogger MT. "Hallucinogen use and intimate partner violence: Prospective evidence consistent with protective effects among men with histories of problematic substance use." Journal of psychopharmacology. 2016 Jul; 30(7):601-7. Epub 2016 Apr 19.
2016 Mar
Swogger MT, Conner KR, Caine ED, Trabold N, Parkhurst MN, Prothero LM, Maisto SA. "A test of core psychopathic traits as a moderator of the efficacy of a brief motivational intervention for substance-using offenders." Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 2016 Mar; 84(3):248-58. Epub 2016 Jan 04.
Swogger MT, Walsh Z, Christie M, Priddy BM, Conner KR. "Impulsive versus premeditated aggression in the prediction of violent criminal recidivism." Aggressive behavior. 2015 41(4):346-52. Epub 2014 Jul 08.
Swogger MT, Hart E, Erowid F, Erowid E, Trabold N, Yee K, Parkhurst KA, Priddy BM, Walsh Z. "Experiences of Kratom Users: A Qualitative Analysis." Journal of psychoactive drugs. 2015 47(5):360-7. Epub 2015 Nov 23.
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.

Current Appointments

Associate 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