Bryan McCormick is a professor in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University and a Principal Investigator with the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion. Dr. McCormick is a past president of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association and is a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and the National Academy of Recreational Therapists. He is the author or co-author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications, more than 60 published research abstracts, 5 books and 21 book chapters. Dr. McCormick’s recent work has been published in American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Mental Health and Physical Activity, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, and Therapeutic Recreation Journal.
Working with co-investigators and graduate students, his group has successfully used a variety of data collection and data analysis techniques to capture the everyday experience of adults with serious mental illness. His current work is focused on identifying risk and protective factors for social isolation and loneliness among community-living adults with serious mental illness, as well as developing and testing interventions. He is a two-time recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and lectures in psychiatric services in Serbia (2010) and Bosnia (2017). Dr. McCormick has provided trainings in the US and internationally on the use of recreation as a form of psychosocial intervention in psychiatric rehabilitation. His teaching includes both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of recreational therapy, and intervention research methods.