Areas of Expertise: 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 an Associate Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work. He previously served for six years on the faculty of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services. Earlier, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a clinical supervisor at New York State Psychiatric Institute.
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 Psychiatry, World 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. Dr. DeVylder 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.
Dr. DeVylder 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. He 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. He earned 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.
DeVylder, J., Anglin, D., Munson, M.R., Nishida, A., Oh, H., Marsh, J., Narita, Z., Bareis, N., & Fedina, L. (2023). Ethnoracial variation in risk for psychotic experiences. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 49, 329-338.
DeVylder, J., Yamasaki, S., Ando, S., Miyashita, M., Endo, K., Baba, K., Niimura, J., Nakajima, N., Yamaguchi, S., Stanyon, D., Narita, Z., Schiffman, J., Hiraiwa-Hasegawa, M., Kasai, K., & Nishida, A. (2023). Attributes of auditory hallucinations associated with self-harm: a prospective cohort study. Schizophrenia Research, 251, 30-36.
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).
2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Urban Risk and Psychosis Prevention in Tokyo and New York City.