Jill BormannX250
Contact Information:
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161


Dr. Bormann earned a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD; a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a Ph.D. in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. In 2001, she completed a two-year VA post-doctoral nurse fellowship to explore the relationship between spirituality and health.

Dr. Bormann is the Associate Nurse Executive/Research and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing with the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). She is also a Clinical Professor at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences/Beyster Institute of Nursing Research at the University of San Diego (USD) and an Adjunct Associate Professor at San Diego State University’s (SDSU) School of Nursing. Dr. Bormann was selected from among VA nurses across the country as the 2014 recipient of the VA Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nursing in the category of Registered Nurse Expanded Role.

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Bormann’s research includes Veterans with chronic illness and posttraumatic stress, family caregivers of Veterans with dementia, adults with HIV, childbearing women in labor, homeless women, and healthcare employees. Her research has provided growing evidence that the Mantram Repetition Program is a “portable stress buster” easily integrated into one’s life to calm the body and mind. Funding sources include the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Nursing Research Initiative, and VA Clinical Services Research & Development (CSR&D).

To participate in current research studies, please visit VASDHS and  VMRF.

Selected Publications