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Patrick Bordnick, PhD, MPH, MSW

Specialty Areas:

Substance Abuse, Virtual Reality

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Community Violence

Angles of Approach

#Mental Health Psychological


Over the past 10 years, Dr. Bordnick has successfully developed and tested virtual reality equipment and software programs for assessing drug and alcohol craving. A current study in his lab is exploring the use of virtual reality for cue extinction in heroin users. His research background is rooted in interdisciplinary collaborations, which draws upon public health, psychology, social work, pharmacology and medicine. Since 1997, Dr. Bordnick has been funded as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-investigator on university and federal grants for heroin, obesity, nicotine, alcohol, HIV/STD, mental health, and cannabis use and abuse research.