Michael Nadorff

Michael Nadorff

Assistant Professor & Director
Magruder Hall 140
(662) 325-1222


  • B.A., Psychology and Computer Applications, University of Notre Dame, 2007
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University, 2012
  • Doctoral Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012

Professional Licenses

  • Mississippi license #54 942

Research Interests

  • Etiology, assessment, and treatment of suicidal behavior
  • Behavioral sleep medicine (particularly assessment and interventions for insomnia and nightmare disorders)
  • Clinical geropsychology
  • The use of technology for psychological treatment

Representative Recent Publications

  • *Lund, E.M., Nadorff, M.R., Winer, E.S., & *Seader, K. (In Press). Is suicide an option?  The impact of disability on suicide acceptability in the context of depression, suicidality, and demographic factors.  Journal of Affective Disorders.
  • Nadorff, M. R., Nadorff, D. K., & Germain, A. (2015). Nightmares: Under-Reported, Undetected, and Therefore Untreated.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 11(7), 747-750.  PDF
  • *Golding, S., Nadorff, M. R., Winer, E. S., & **Ward, K. C. (In Press).Unpacking sleep and suicide in older adults in a combined online sample.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
  • Nadorff, M.R., Anestis, M. D., Nazem, S., **Harris, H. C., & Winer, E. S. (2014). Sleep Disorders and the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide: Independent Pathways to Suicidality?  Journal of Affective Disorders, 152-154, 505-512 . PDF
  • Nadorff, M.R., Nazem, S., & Fiske, A. (2011). Insomnia symptoms, nightmares and suicidal ideation in a college sample.  SLEEP, 34(1), 93-98. PDF

Full list of publications can be found here: http://nadorff.psychology.msstate.edu/publications.htm

Current Grant Funding

2014 - 2017 R15 AREA Grant; National Institutes of Health (NIMH)
Number: 1R15MH101573
Topic: Subchance Perception of Positive Information, Psychopathology, and Impaired Functioning
Total Costs: $416,388
Role: Co-Investigator

2013 - 2016 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
Funding Agency: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Grant title: Making Suicide a Never Event at MSU
Total Costs: $304,073
Role: Primary Investigator