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.
- Barger, M.K., Weinrich, S., Bormann, J.E., Bouvier, M., & Brosz Hardin, S. (2015). Mantram repetition program decreases insomnia among homeless women: A pilot study. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 53(6):44-49.
- Bormann, J. E., Oman, D., Walter, K. H. & Johnson, B. D. (2014). Mindful attention increases and mediates psychological outcomes following mantram repetition practice in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Medical Care. 52(12)Supp5:S13-S18.
- Bormann, J. E. & Pelletier, L. (2015). Mantram Repetition Program for combat-related PTSD symptom management in American veterans. In C. R. Martin, R. Preedy & V. B. Patel (Eds.), Comprehensive guide to post-traumatic stress disorders. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing: doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-08613-2_92-1.
- Elwy, A. R., Johnston, J. M., Bormann, J. E., Hull, A., & Taylor, S. L. (2014). A systematic scoping review of complementary and alternative medicine mind and body practices to improve the health of Veterans and military personnel. Medical Care. 52(12Suppl 5):S70-S82.
- Oman, D. & Bormann, J. E. (2015). Mantram repetition fosters self-efficacy in veterans for managing PTSD: A randomized trial. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 7(1), 34-45. doi: 10.1037/a0037994
- Johnson, B., Bormann, J. E. & Glaser, D. (2015). Validation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy—Spiritual Well-being Scale in veterans with PTSD. Spirituality in Clinical Practice. 2(1):25-35.
- Bormann JE, Hurst S, Kelly A. (2013). Responses to Mantram Repetition Program from Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 50(6):769-784.
- Lang, A. J., Strauss, J., Bomyea, J., Bormann, J. E., Hickman, S. D., Goodman, M., & Essex, M. (2012). The theoretical and empirical basis for meditation as an intervention for PTSD. Behavior Modification. 36(6):757-784.
- Bormann JE, Liu L, Thorp SR, Lang AJ. (2012). Spiritual wellbeing mediates PTSD change in veterans with military-related PTSD. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 19(4):496-502.