Jordan DeVylder

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phone: 212-636-6638
Email: [email protected]
Office: Lincoln Center 723A

  • MSSW, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University, Social Work
    MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Cognitive and Brain Sciences
    BA, New York University, Psychology

    • Social Epidemiology of Psychosis and Suicide
    • Risk for Suicide among People with Psychotic Symptoms
    • Prevention and Early Intervention for Psychosis
    • Police Violence from a Public Health Perspective
  • Jordan DeVylder is a Professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. He has been on faculty since 2017. He received his MSW and PhD in Social Work from Columbia University, his MS in Cognition & Brain Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and his BA in Psychology from New York University. He was previously employed at the University of Maryland School of Social Work as Assistant Professor, and as a clinician/researcher at New York State Psychiatric Institute. He was a 2021-2022 Fulbright Fellow to study emerging psychotic symptoms in Japan and maintains a Visiting Professor affiliation at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science. Dr. DeVylder has authored approximately 170 peer-reviewed articles (50 as first author), more than a dozen commentaries and book chapters, and is currently principal investigator on an R34 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. 

    Dr. DeVylder’s research is focused on preventive mental health, with a particular emphasis on psychosis and suicide. His research on the clinical significance of early psychotic symptoms has been published in leading social work and psychiatry journals, including JAMA PsychiatryWorld Psychiatry, and Schizophrenia Bulletin. He is currently conducting an intervention development study to adapt Youth-Nominated Support Teams as a suicide prevention approach for adolescents and young adults with emerging psychotic symptoms, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He has several ongoing projects focused on the epidemiology of psychosis, examining the role of stress, urban upbringing, and crime victimization in psychosis etiology in the United States and internationally, particularly in Japan. He has also focused on studying the impact of police violence from a public mental health perspective, finding that exposure to police violence is associated with notably elevated levels of psychological distress, delusional thoughts, and suicidal behavior.

  • DeVylder, J., Anglin, D., Munson, M.R., Nishida, A., Oh, H., Marsh, J., Narita, Z., Bareis, N., & Fedina, L. (in press). Ethnoracial variation in risk for psychotic experiences. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

    DeVylder, J., Anglin, D., Bowleg, L., Fedina, L., & Link, B. (2022). Police violence and public health. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 18, 527-552.

    DeVylder, J.E., Andorko, N.D., Smith, M.E., Fitzgerald, J., Petti, E., Solender, E., Roemer, C., McNamara, K., Buchanan, R.W., & Schiffman, J. (2022). Social Work Training Intervention to Increase Referral Rates for Preventive Psychosis Services: A Randomized Trial. Research on Social Work Practice, 32, 322-327.

    DeVylder, J., Mittal, V., Schiffman, J. (2021). Balancing the public health costs of psychosis vs mass incarceration with the legalization of cannabis. JAMA Psychiatry, 78, 246-247.

  • 2022-2025 National Institute of Mental Health, Youth Nominated Support Team for Suicidal
    Adolescents at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (1R34MH126063-01A1; Multiple PI study, with Co-PI with Jason Schiffman).

    2022-2024 National Institute of Mental Health, Suicide and Suicide Acceptability across the Lifespan: High Traditional Masculinity and Race/Ethnicity (1R03MH129937-01; PI: Coleman).

    2020-2022 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Family-Based Crisis Intervention for Suicidal Adolescents in an Inpatient Unit: A Preliminary Efficacy Trial (YIG-1-140-19; PI: Ross). $89,975

    2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Urban Risk and Psychosis Prevention in Tokyo and New York City.

  • SWGS 6440: Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis

    SWGS6443: Suicide Assessment and Treatment

    SWGS6803: Applied Social Work Research and Evaluation

    SWGS6814: Advanced Integrated Practice Evaluation and Research.