Michael Albert Norko, MD, MA

Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Forensic Psychiatry; Mental Health; Psychiatry; Religion; Violence; Risk Assessment; Spirituality; Harm Reduction

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Law and Psychiatry, Division of

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Measures of individual function as indicators for treatment and management of risk of violence to others; effectiveness of gun seizure laws in reducing violence; Interplay of religion, spirituality and psychiatry and mental health care; outcomes of service delivery in provision of forensic mental health care

Specialized Terms: Psychiatric risk assessment; gun violence and mental health; forensic mental health care system delivery; religion, spirituality and psychiatry/mental health; sexual diversity and religion

Extensive Research Description

  • Development of functional assessment measurement tool
  • Research on involuntary medication of patients being treated to restore competence to stand trial
  • Editing scholarly volume on sexual diversity and the Roman Catholic Church
  • Refinement of curriculum in religion, spirituality, and worldview for psychiatry residents and other health care professionals

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Michael Albert Norko, MD, MA
Mailing Address
Department of PsychiatryConnecticut Mental Health Center
134 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511-