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Amy Horowitz, PhD

Inducted in 2014

Amy Horowitz, PhD, is the Nicholas J. Langenfeld Chair in Social Research at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. Before joining the Fordham faculty in 2010, Dr.Horowitz was director of the Research Institute on Aging of Jewish Home Lifecare and held the Anna A. Greenwall Chair in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (2006-2010). Previously, Dr. Horowitz was at Lighthouse International as Senior Vice President for research and evaluation, and Director of the Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute (1984-2006).

Dr. Horowitz has been the principal investigator on numerous research grants addressing aging issues, specifically on family relationships in later life, aging and disability, and the consequences of age-related sensory loss for everyday competence and mental health; and has published widely on topics relating family caregiving for the disabled elderly, adaptation to disability, and the interrelationships among late-life disability, depression and rehabilitation. Dr. Horowitz has been the principal investigator of three recent NIH-funded research studies: Control Strategies and Mental Health in Impaired Elders (NIMH), Driving Transitions and Mental Health in Disabled Elders (NIA), and Treating Subthreshold Depression in Older Adults in Community-Based Rehabilitation (NIMH). Dr. Horowitz serves on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist and The Journal of Gerontological Social Work and reviews manuscripts for numerous other journals.

To access Dr. Horowitz’s Faculty Page, click here: Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service.

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