Joann P. Reinhardt, PhD

Director of Research

Joann Reinhardt

Jewish Home Lifecare
Research Institute on Aging
120 West 106th Street
New York, NY 10025
Tel: 212-870-4986
Fax: 212-870-4905
Email: jreinhardt@jewishhome.org

Education

2/1988 Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

5/1985 M.A. in Developmental Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

5/1983 B.A. in Psychology, Immaculata College; Immaculata, PA

Research Interests

  • Friendship and family support and adjustment to chronic physical impairment
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Mental health issues; palliative care
  • Fostering collaborative models to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on issues of importance in the aging field

Recent Grants

“Enhancing Life Quality for Residents with End-Stage Dementia and Families”; funded by the Alzheimer’s Association; Principal Investigator; 2008-2011

“Driving Transitions and Mental Health in Disabled Elders;” funded by NIA (1R01 AG020579; Co-Investigator; 5/04-4/09)

“Control Strategies & Mental Health in Impaired Elders;” funded by NIMH (R01 MH64437; Co-Investigator; 5/02-4/07)

“Depression, Disability and Rehabilitation in Vision Impaired Elders;” funded by NEI (1 R01 EY12563; Co-Investigator; 10/99-9/04)  10/01/99-9/30/04

“Friendship Provisions and Adaptation in Disabled Elders;” funded by NIMH (1 R29 H5328;
Principal Investigator; 4/96-3/01)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:

Reinhardt, J.P., Boerner, K., & Horowitz, A. (in press). Personal and social resources and adaptation to chronic visual impairment over time. Aging and Mental Health.

Flaig, K.N.L, Mock, S.E., & Reinhardt, J.P. (2008). The degree of kinship and its association with reciprocity in the relationships of visually impaired older adults.  European Journal of Ageing, 5, 215-222.

Reinhardt, J.P. & Fisher, C.B. (1988).  Kinship versus friendship: Social adaptation in married and widowed elderly women. In L. Grau & I. Susser (Eds.), Women in the later years: Health, social, and cultural perspectives (pp. 191- 211).  New York: The Haworth Press.

Horowitz, A., Silverstone, B.M. & Reinhardt, J.P., (1991). A conceptual and empirical exploration of personal autonomy issues within family caregiving relationships.  The Gerontologist, 31, 23-31.Reinhardt, J.P. (1996).  Importance of friendship and family support in adaptation to chronic vision impairment.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 51B, P268-P278.

Horowitz, A. & Reinhardt, J.P. (1998).  Psychosocial adjustment to vision impairment among the elderly: Development of the Adaptation to Age-Related Vision Loss (AVL) Scale.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 92, 30-41.

Horowitz, A., Leonard, R., & Reinhardt, J.P. (2000). Measuring psychosocial and functional outcomes of a group model of vision rehabilitation services for older adults.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 94, 328-337.

Reinhardt, J.P. (2000). Effects of positive and negative support received and provided on adaptation to chronic visual impairment.  Applied Developmental Science, 5, 76-85.

Reinhardt, J.P. (2000). Social support and well-being in later life: Studying the negative with the positive.  Applied Developmental Science, 5, 66-67.

Reinhardt, J.P. & Blieszner, R. (2000).  Predictors of perceived support quality in visually impaired elders.  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 19, 345-362.

Brennan, M., Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J.P., Cimarolli, V., Benn, D.T., & Leonard, R. (2001). In their own words: Strategies developed by visually impaired elders to cope with vision loss.  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 35(1), 107-129.

McIlvane, J. & Reinhardt, J.P. (2001).  The interactive effect of support from families and friends in visually impaired elders.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 56B, P374-P382.

Reinhardt, J.P. (2001).  Effects of positive and negative support received and provided on adaptation to chronic physical impairment.  Applied Developmental Science, 15, 76-85.

Horowitz, A., Boerner, K., & Reinhardt, J.P. (2002). Psychosocial aspects of driving transitions in elders with low vision.  Gerontechnology, 1(4), 262-273.

Boerner, K. & Reinhardt, J.P. (2003).  Giving while in need: Support provided by disabled older adults.  Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 58, S297-S304.

Brennan, M., Horowitz, A., & Reinhardt, J.P. (2003). The September 11th attacks and depressive symptomatology among older adults with vision loss in New York City. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 40, 55-72.

Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J. P., Boerner, K., & Travis, L. A. (2003). The influence of health, social support quality and rehabilitation on depression among disabled elders.  Aging and Mental Health, 7, 342-350.

Reinhardt, J.P., Boerner, K., & Benn, D. (2003). Predicting individual change in support over time among chronically impaired adults. Psychology and Aging, 18, 770-779.

Boerner, K., Reinhardt, J.P., & Raykov, T. (2004). Stability and change in social negativity in later life: Reducing received while maintaining initiated negativity.  Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 59, S230-S237.

Horowitz, A., Goodman, C., & Reinhardt, J.P. (2004). Congruence between disabled elders and their primary caregivers. The Gerontologist, 44, 532-542.

Travis, L.A., Boerner, K., Reinhardt, J.P., & Horowitz, A. (2004). Exploring functional disability in older adults with low vision. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 98, 534-545.

Brennan, M., Horowitz, A., & Reinhardt, J. P. (2004). Understanding older Americans’ attitudes, knowledge, and fears about vision loss and aging. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 3 (3), 17-38.

Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J.P., & Kennedy, G. (2005). Major and subthreshold depression among older adults seeking vision rehabilitation services.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13, 180-187.

Horowitz, A., Brennan, M., & Reinhardt, J. P.  (2005). Prevalence and risk factors for self-reported vision impairment among middle-age and older adults. Research in Aging, 27, 307-326.

Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J.P., & Boerner, K. (2005). The effect of rehabilitation on depression among disabled elders. Aging and Mental Health, 9, 563-570.

Reinhardt, J.P., Boerner, K., & Horowitz, A. (2006).  Good to have but bad to use: Differential impact of perceived and received support on well-being. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 117-129.

Boerner, K., Reinhardt, J. P., & Horowitz, A. (2006).  The effect of rehabilitation use on coping patterns over time among older adults with age-related vision loss. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20, 478-487.

Horowitz, A., Brennan, M., Reinhardt, J.P., & MacMillan, T. (2006).The impact of assistive device use on disability and depression among older adults with age-related vision impairments. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 65B, S274-S280.

Horowitz, A., & Reinhardt, J.P. (2006).  Adequacy of the mental health system to meet the needs of adults who are visually Impairment.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 100, 871-874.

Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J.P., & Raykov, T. (2007).  Development and validation of a short form adaptation to age –related vision loss scale: The AVL12.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 101, 146-159.32.

McKinzie, C.A., Reinhardt, J.P., & Benn, D. (2007).  Adaptation to chronic vision impairment.  Does African American or Caucasian race make a difference? Research on Aging, 29, 144-162.

Book chapters and other publications:

Horowitz, A., & Reinhardt, J.P. (2000). Vision loss and late-life depression: Researching the critical links. Aging Today, November/December, 9-10.

Horowitz, A. & Reinhardt, J.P. (2000). Mental health issues in visual impairment: Research in depression, disability, and rehabilitation.In B.Silverstone, M.Lang, B.Rosenthal, & E.Faye (Eds.), The Lighthouse Handbooks on vision impairrment and vision rehabilitation(p.1089-1109). NewYork:Oxford University Press.

Reinhardt, J.P. & Benn, D. (2000). The role of personal and social resources in elders’ adaptation to chronic vision loss. In C. Stuen, A. Arditi, A. Horowitz, M.A. Lang, B. Rosenthal, & K. Seidman (Eds.), Vision rehabilitation: Assessment, intervention and outcomes (pp.650-654).  Amsterdam:  Swets and Zeitlinger

Reinhardt, J.P. & D’Allura, T. (2000). Social support and adjustment to vision impairment across the lifespan. In B. Silverstone, M. Lang, B. Rosenthal, & E. Faye (Eds.), The Lighthouse Handbooks on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.  (pp. 1049-1068). New York: Oxford University Press.