Reentry and COVID-19 Information

Contact My SSW Report Sexual Misconduct

Main menu

Lindsay Bornheimer

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Lindsay Bornheimer

Lindsay Bornheimer's research program focuses on understanding and preventing suicidal death among adults experiencing serious mental illness, with a particular focus on psychosis and schizophrenia. Her work aims to examine suicide risk and protective factors, advance theories of suicide and develop and test cognitive-behavioral interventions along with their implementation. Dr. Bornheimer was trained during a pre-doctoral fellowship at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University and recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Brown School of Social Work of Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Bornheimer's background in psychology and social work involves specific training and expertise in adult mental health, with a focus on schizophrenia and suicide. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over ten years of experience in psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families in both public and private settings. She completed her clinical training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and also receives ongoing training in cognitive-behavioral therapy from the Beck Institute, globally considered a gold-standard for training in CBT. With a strong clinical background, Dr. Bornheimer is a practice-informed researcher and instructor who actively integrates training and practice experiences into her research program and teaching.

Research Interests/Focus

Risk factors for suicidal ideation and attempt among adults diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders; serious mental illness; depression; suicide prevention; intervention development, implementation, and evaluation; cognitive-behavioral therapy; evidence-based practice; structural equation modeling and longitudinal data analysis


Year Degree   School
2016 PhD Social Work New York University, New York, NY
2009 MSW Social Work Columbia University, New York, NY
2007 BA Psychology Drew University, Madison, NJ

Bornheimer, L. A., Tarrier, N., Brinen, A. P., Dwyer, M., Li, J., & Himle, J. (2020). Longitudinal predictors of stigma in first-episode psychosis (FEP): Mediating effects of depression. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

Bornheimer, L., Zhang, A., Li, J., Hiller, M., & Tarrier, N. (2020). Effectiveness of suicide-focused psychosocial interventions in psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatric Services.

Zhang, A., Franklin, C., Jing, S., Bornheimer, L. A., Hai, A., Himle, J. A., Kong, D, & Ji, Q. (2019). The effectiveness of four empirically supported psychotherapies for primary care depression and anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 1168-1186.

Bornheimer, L., Zhang, A., Tarrier, N., Li, J., Ng, Y., & Himle, J. (2019). Depression moderates the relationships between hallucinations, delusions, and suicidal ideation: The cumulative effect of experiencing both hallucinations and delusions. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 116, 166-171.

Zhang, A., Liu, C., Bornheimer, L. A., Solomon, P., Wang, K., & Morrow, S. (2019). The indirect effect of bullying on adolescent self-rated health through mental health: A gender specific pattern. Children and Youth Services Review, 104, 104385.

Zhang, A., Bornheimer, L. A., Weaver, A., Franklin, C., Hai, A., Guz, S., & Shen, L. (2019). Cognitive behavioral therapy for primary care depression and anxiety: A secondary meta-analytic review using robust variance estimation in meta-regression. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Bornheimer, L. A., Li, J., Im, V., Taylor, M., & Himle, J. A. (2019). The role of social isolation in the relationships between psychosis and suicidal ideation. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48, 54-62.

Bornheimer, L. A. (2018). Suicidal ideation in first-episode psychosis: Examination of symptoms of depression and psychosis among individuals in an early phase of treatment. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Hamovitch, E., Acri, M., & Bornheimer, L. A. (2018). Who is accessing family mental health programs? Demographic differences before and after system reform. Children and Youth Services Review, 85, 239-244.

Bornheimer, L. A., Acri, M., Gopalan, G, & McKay, M. (2018). Barriers to service utilization and child mental health treatment attendance among poverty-affected families. Psychiatric Services.

Bornheimer, L. A., Acri, M., Parchment, T., & McKay, M. (2018). Provider attitudes, organizational readiness for change, and uptake of research supported treatment. Research on Social Work Practice.

Huang, K. Y., Bornheimer, L. A., Dankyi, E., & Aikins, A. D. (2018). Parental wellbeing, parenting, and child development in Ghanaian families with young children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Gopalan, G., Bornheimer, L. A., Acri, M., O’Brien, K., Winters, A., Chacko, A, & McKay, M. (2017). Multiple family group service delivery model for children with disruptive behavior disorders: Impact on caregiver stress and depressive symptoms. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

Acri, M. C., Bornheimer, L. A., Jessell, L., Gopalan, G., Chomanchuzuk, A. H., Adler, J. G., & Mckay, M. M. (2017). The intersection of extreme poverty and familial mental health in the United States. Social Work in Mental Health, 15(6), 677-689.

Bornheimer, L. A. & Jaccard, J. (2016). Symptoms of depression, positive symptoms of psychosis, and suicidal ideation among adults diagnosed with schizophrenia within the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE). Archives of Suicide Research, 23, 1-13.

Bornheimer, L. A. (2016). Moderating effects of positive symptoms of psychosis in suicidal ideation among adults diagnosed with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 176, 364-370.

Acri, M. C., Bornheimer, L. A., O’Brien, K., Sezer, S., Little, V., Cleek, A., & McKay, M. M. (2016). A model of integrated health care in a poverty-impacted community In New York City: Importance of early detection and addressing potential barriers to intervention implementation. Social Work in Health Care, 55(4), 314-327.

Acri, M.., Bornheimer, L. A., Jessell, L., Flaherty, H. B., & McKay, M. (2016). The impact of caregiver treatment satisfaction upon child and parent outcomes. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Lee, J., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Munoz-Laboy, M., Lotz, K., & Bornheimer, L. A. (2016). Mechanisms of familial influence on reentry among formerly incarcerated Latino men. Social Work.

Bornheimer, L. A. & Nguyen, D. (2016). Suicide among individuals with schizophrenia: A risk factor model. Social Work in Mental Health, 14(2), 112-132.

Bornheimer, L. A. (2015). Exposure and response prevention as an evidence-based treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Considerations for social work practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 43, 38-49.

Nguyen, D. & Bornheimer, L. A. (2014). Mental Health Service Use Types among Asian Americans with a Psychiatric Disorder: Considerations of Culture and Need. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 41(4), 520-528.

Gangwisch, J. E., Malsapina, D., Babiss, L. A., Opler, M. G., Posner, K., Shen, S., Turner, J. B, Zammit, G. K., & Ginsberg, H. N. (2010). Short sleep duration as a risk factor for hypercholesterolemia: Analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Sleep, 33(7), 956-961.

Gangwisch, J. E., Babiss, L. A., Malsapina, D., Turner, J. B., Zammit, G. K., & Posner, K. (2010). Earlier parental set bedtimes as a protective factor against depression and suicidal ideation. Sleep, 33(1), 97-106.

Gangwisch, J. E., Malsapina, D., Posner, K, Babiss, L. A., Heymsfield, S. B, Turner, J. B., Zammit, G. K., & Pickering, T. G. (2010). Insomnia and sleep duration as mediators of the relationship between depression and hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension, 23(1), 62-69.

Babiss L. A., & Gangwisch J. E. (2009). Sports participation as a protective factor against depression and suicidal ideations as mediated by self-esteem and social support. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30(4).

Contact Us Press escape to close