Associate Nurse Executive/Research, VA San Diego Healthcare System; R.N., FAAN
Jill E. Bormann, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is the Associate Nurse Executive for Research and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. She holds adjunct faculty positions within the Nursing Departments at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University. Dr. Bormann conducts federally funded research on the health outcomes of the Mantram Repetition Program – a spiritually-integrated health program for symptom and stress management – in various groups including Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), healthcare employees, adults living with HIV/AIDS, family caregivers of Veterans with dementia and first-time mothers. Results of her research provide growing evidence that the Mantram Repetition Program provides a portable “pause button for the mind” that is invisible, inexpensive, non-pharmacological and complementary to mainstream medicine.