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Michael Norko, MD, MA

Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Michael Norko, MD, MA

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    Connecticut Mental Health Center, 134 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06511-

    United States

Research Summary

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

  • 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
  • Participation in largest ever national study of "red flag laws" and their implementation and effects


Research Interests

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

Selected Publications