Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN is a Clinical Professor at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science/Beyster Institute of Nursing Research at the University of San Diego. She is also a Research Health Scientist and a certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. After 20 years of teaching nursing, she completed a two-year VA Post-Doctoral Nurse Fellowship at the VA San Diego healthcare System. Starting in 2001 she pioneered a program of research on health-related outcomes of the Mantram Repetition Program (MRP), a spiritually-integrated intervention for symptom management.
Dr. Bormann's research has studied the effects of the MRP in a variety of groups including Veterans with chronic illness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family caregivers of Veterans with dementia, adults with HIV, childbearing women in labor, homeless women, and healthcare employees. Her research provides growing evidence that the MRP is a "portable stress buster" easily integrated into one's life to calm the mind, relax the body and nourish the spirit. The MRP is a viable non-pharmacological option for treatment.