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INFORMATION FOR

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

Coauthors

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • Violence Risk Assessments and ManagementParke S, Baranoski M, Buchanan A, Norko M. Violence Risk Assessments and Management Psychiatric Annals 2018, 48: 109-114. DOI: 10.3928/00485713-20180122-01.
  • Psychiatric Treatment in Forensic Hospital and Correctional SettingsKapoor R, Dike C, Norko M. Psychiatric Treatment in Forensic Hospital and Correctional Settings Psychiatric Annals 2018, 48: 102-108. DOI: 10.3928/00485713-20180110-01.
  • Legislative Consultation and the Forensic SpecialistNorko MA: Legislative Consultation and the Forensic Specialist, in Griffith EEH, Norko MA, Buchanan A, Baranoski MV, Zonana HV (eds): Bearing Witness to Change in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
  • Bearing Witness to Change in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology PracticeGriffith EEH, Norko MA, Buchanan A, Baranoski MV, Zonana HV (eds): Bearing Witness to Change in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
  • Resource Document on Psychiatric Violence Risk AssessmentBuchanan A, Binder R, Norko M, Swartz M. Resource Document on Psychiatric Violence Risk Assessment FOCUS The Journal Of Lifelong Learning In Psychiatry 2015, 13: 490-498. DOI: 10.1176/appi.focus.130402.
  • HospitalizationNorko MA, Burns C, Dike C: Hospitalization, in Trestman RL, Appelbaum KL, Metzner JL: Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry. New York: Oxford University Press (2015), 141-145
  • More Than a Monologue – Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Inquiry Thought, and ExpressionHornbeck JP, Norko MA (eds): More Than a Monologue – Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Inquiry Thought, and Expression. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014
  • Gun Control Legislation in Connecticut: Effects on Persons with Mental IllnessNorko MA, Baranoski M: Gun Control Legislation in Connecticut: Effects on Persons with Mental Illness. Connecticut Law Review 46: 1609-1631, 2014
  • Preventing Gun Violence Involving People with Serious Mental IllnessSwanson JW, Robertson AG, Frisman LK, Norko MA, Lin H-J, Swartz MS, Cook PJ: Preventing Gun Violence Involving People with Serious Mental Illness, in Webster DW, Vernick JS (eds): Reducing Gun Violence in America – Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, pp 33-51
  • Report structureBuchanan A, Norko M. Report structure 2011, 93-97. DOI: 10.1017/cbo9780511895074.010.
  • Violence risk assessmentBuchanan A, Norko M. Violence risk assessment 2011, 224-239. DOI: 10.1017/cbo9780511895074.020.
  • IntroductionNorko M, Buchanan A. Introduction 2011, 1-10. DOI: 10.1017/cbo9780511895074.003.
  • Editors’ prefaceBuchanan A, Norko M. Editors’ preface 2011, xix-xx. DOI: 10.1017/cbo9780511895074.002.
  • The Forensic UnitNorko MA, Dike CC: The Forensic Unit, in Sharfstein SS (ed): The Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc, 2008.
  • The prediction of violence; detection of dangerousnessNorko MA, Baranoski MV: The prediction of violence; detection of dangerousness. Brief Treatment & Crisis Intervention 8:73-91, 2008.
  • The Prediction of Violence; Detection of DangerousnessNorko M, Baranoski M. The Prediction of Violence; Detection of Dangerousness Brief Treatment And Crisis Intervention 2007, 8: 73-91. DOI: 10.1093/brief-treatment/mhm025.
  • People of the Whirlwind.Norko MA: People of the Whirlwind. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35: 373-380, 2007.