Dr. Bordnick's research background is rooted in interdisciplinary collaborations, which draws upon public health, psychology, social work, pharmacology and medicine. His current projects include: Virtual reality systems for assessing drug use triggers and craving, Virtual reality treatment software for nicotine dependence, Virtual reality programs for studying drug use contexts, and testing clinical teaching systems based on artificial intelligence platforms. He envisions a world where humans interact seamlessly with technology, to improve teaching, research, therapy, and aid in knowledge building. Since 1997, Dr. Bordnick has been funded as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-investigator on federal grants for heroin, obesity, nicotine, alcohol, HIV/STD, mental health, and cannabis use and abuse research.
- Narendorf, S. C., Cross, M. B., Santa Maria, D., Swank, P. R., & Bordnick, P. S. (2017). Relations between mental health diagnoses, mental health treatment, and substance use in homeless youth. Drug and alcohol dependence, 175, 1-8.
- Villarreal, Y. R., Torres, L. R., Stotts, A., Ren, Y., Sampson, M., & Bordnick, P. S. (2017). Stress, depression, and drug use among aging Mexican American men living in the Barrio. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 17(4), 388-401.