Senior Research Fellow
Professor and Langenfeld Chair in Social Research
Graduate School of Social Services
113 West 60th Street NY NY 10023
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1982 D.S.W. Columbia University School of Social Work; NY, NY (Research, Gerontology)
1974 M.S.W. Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services; NY, NY (Research, Social Work Practice)
1971 B.A. in Sociology Boston University; Boston, Massachusetts
• Adaptation to disability in later life
• Depression and mental health interventions
• Family caregiving to disabled older adults
• Geriatric rehabilitation
• Age-related sensory loss
“Depression, Disability & Rehabilitation in Vision Impaired Elderly”; funded by NEI (1 RO1 EY12563; Principal Investigator, 1998-2004).
“Driving Transitions and Mental Health in Disabled Elders”; funded by NIA (1R01-AG020579; Principal Investigator; 5/04-4/09)
“The Anxiety Disorders Screening and Intervention Program (ADSIP) for Vision Impaired Elders”; funded by the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Principal Investigator 2004-2005).
“Control Strategies & Mental Health in Impaired Elders”; funded by NIMH (R01 MH64437; Principal Investigator; 5/02-4/09)
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.
Dickerson, A.E., Molnar, L.J., Eby, D.W., Adler, G., Bedard, M.,Berg-Weger, M., Classen, S., Foley, D., Horowitz, A., Kerschner, H. Page, O., Silverstein, N.M., Stapoin, L., & Trujillo, L. (2007). Transportation and aging: A research agenda for advancing safe mobility. The Gerontologist, 47, 578-590.
Gellis, Z., McGinty, J., Horowitz, A., Bruce, M., Misener, E. (2007). Problem-Solving
therapy for late-life depression in home care: A randomized field trial. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15, 968-978.
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.
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 (6), 478-487.
Brennan, M., Su, Y., & Horowitz, A. (2006). Longitudinal associations between dual sensory impairment and everyday competence among older adults. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 43, 777-792.
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, 65, 274-280.
Horowitz A, Reinhardt JP. (2006). Adequacy of the mental health system to meet the needs of adults who are visually Impairment. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 100, 871-873.
Reinhardt, J.P., Boerner, K., & Horowitz, A. (2006). Good to have but not to use: differential impact of perceived and received support on well-being. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 23, 117-129.
Brennan, M., Horowitz, A., & Su, Y. (2005). Dual sensory loss among older Americans: Prevalence and impact on activities of daily living. The Gerontologist. 45 (3):337-346.
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 (3):307-346.
Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J.P., & Boerner, K. (2005). The effect of rehabilitation on depression among disabled elders. Aging and Mental Health, 9 (6):563-570.
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 (3), 180-187.
Boerner, K., Schulz, R., & Horowitz, A. (2004). Positive aspects of caregiving and adaptation to bereavement. Psychology and Aging. 19,(4): 668-675.
Boerner, K., Reinhardt, J.P., Raykov, T., & Horowitz, A. (2004). Stability and change in social negativity in later life: Reducing received while maintaining initiated negativity. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 59 (4), S230-S237.
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. (2004). Prevalence and consequences of age-related vision impairment. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 20 (3), 185-195.
Horowitz, A., Goodman, C., & Reinhardt, J. P. (2004). Congruence between disabled elders and their primary caregivers. The Gerontologist 44, (4), 532-542.
Leonard, R., & Horowitz, A. (2004). Hearing problems and hearing service needs among vision rehabilitation consumers. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 98, 168-172.
Travis, L., Boerner, K., Reinhardt, J.P., & Horowitz, A. (2004). Exploring functional disability in older adults with low vision. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 98 (9), 534-545.
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(4), 54-72.
Horowitz, A. (2003). Depression and vision and hearing impairments in later life. Generations, 27, 32-38.
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, 343-350.
Horowitz, A., & Stuen, C. (Eds.) (2003). Aging and the Senses. Generations, 27.
Horowitz, A., Boerner, K., & Reinhardt, J. P. (2002). Psychosocial aspects of driving transitions in elders with low vision. Gerontechnology, 1 (4), 262-273.
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, 31 (1), 63-85.
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 & Blindness (Special Issue on Outcomes). 94, 328-337.
Leonard, R., D’Allura, T., & Horowitz, A. (1999). Factors associated with employment among persons who have a vision impairment: A follow-up of vocational placement referrals. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 12, 33-43.
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. (1997). The relationship between vision impairment and the assessment of disruptive behaviors among nursing home residents. The Gerontologist, 37, 620-628.
D’Allura, T., McInerney, R., & Horowitz, A. (1995). An evaluation of low vision services. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 89 (6), 487-493.
Horowitz, A. (1994). Vision impairment and functional disability among nursing home residents. The Gerontologist, 34 (3), 316-323.
Horowitz, A., Balistreri, E., Stuen, C., & Fangmeier, R. (1994). Visual status and rehabilitation needs of nursing home residents. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 89 (1), 7-15).
Silverstone, B. M., & Horowitz, A. (1992). Aging in place: The role of families. Generations, XII (2), 27-30.
Horowitz, A., Silverstone, B. M., & Reinhardt, J. (1991). A conceptual and empirical exploration of personal autonomy issues within family caregiving relationships. The Gerontologist, 31 (1), 23-31.
Horowitz, A., Teresi, J. E., & Cassels, L. A. (1991). Development of a vision screening questionnaire for older people. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 17 (3/4), 37-56.
Branch, L. G., Horowitz, A., & Carr, C. (1989). The implications for everyday life of incident self-reported visual decline among people over age 65 living in the community. The Gerontologist, 29 (3), 359-365.
Horowitz. A. (1985). Sons and daughters as caregivers to older parents: Differences in role performance and consequences. The Gerontologist, 25 (6), 612 617.
Horowitz, A., & Shindelman, L. W. (1983). Reciprocity and affection: Past influences on current caregiving. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 5 (3), 5 20.
Horowitz, A., & Shindelman, L. W. (1983). Social and economic incentives for family caregivers. Health Care Financing Review, 5 (2), 25 33.
Brill, R., & Horowitz, A. (1983). The New York City Home Care Project: A Demonstration in Coordination of Health and Social Services. Home Health Care Services Quarterly (4). Also appearing in R.T. Zawadski (Ed.) (1984). Community based systems of long term care. New York: Haworth Press, Inc.
Horowitz, A. (2006). Commentary: Age-related loss in vision: A case to learn about aging in context. In H-W. Wah., H. Brenner, H. Mollenkopf, D. Rothenbacher & C. Rott (Eds.), The many faces of health, competence and well-being in old age: Integrating epidemiological, psychological and social perspectives, (pp. 65-72). The Netherlands: Springer Press.
Horowitz, A., (2006) Issues in conducting social work research in aging. In B. Berkman (Ed.), Handbook of social work in health and aging, (pp. 989-1000). Oxford University Press.
Horowitz, A. (2005). Depression in later life. In C. B. Fisher & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of applied developmental science, (pp. 334-336). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Horowitz, A., & Reinhardt, J. P. (2000). Depression among low vision elders. In C. Stuen, A. Arditi, A. Horowitz, M. A. Lang, B. Rosenthal, & K. Seidman (Eds.). Vision rehabilitation: Assessment, intervention and outcomes (pp. 665-668). Amsterdam: Swets and Zeitlinger.
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 impairment and vision rehabilitation (pp. 1089-1109). New York: Oxford University Press.
Horowitz, A., & Stuen, C. (2000). Directions for research in aging and vision rehabilitation. In J. Crews & F. Whittington (Eds.) Vision loss in an aging society: A multidisciplinary perspective (pp. 227-255). New York: AFB Press.
Horowitz, A. (1999). Aging and disability in the new millennium: Challenges for social work research and practice. In S. Neysmith (Ed.). Critical issues for future social work practice with aging persons (pp. 97-126). New York: Columbia University Press.
Horowitz, A. (1992). Methodological issues in the study of gender within family caregiving relationships. In J.W. Dwyer and R.T. Coward (Eds.) Gender and family care of the elderly (pp 132-150). New York: Sage Publications.
Silverstone, B., & Horowitz, A. (1987). Issues of social support: The family and home care. In R.E. Dunkle and J.W. Schmidley (Eds.). New issues in stroke: Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation among the elderly (pp. 169 185). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Horowitz. A. (1986). Service supports for family caregivers of the frail elderly. In E. Aronowitz and E.M. Bromberg (Eds.). Mental health and aging (pp. 79 97). Massachusetts: Prodis.
Horowitz. A. (1985). Family caregiving to the frail elderly. In M.P. Lawton and G. Maddox (Eds.). Annual review of geriatrics and gerontology (pp 194-246). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Zander, M., Pettiford, P., Horowitz, A., & Gernet, L. (1979). Older women and the new welfare: Experience with Supplemental Security Income. In Older women in New York City. Department for the Aging, City of New York, Arno Press.