Horowitz, Beverly

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy

Phone: 718-262-2724
Office Location: AC-1E12
BHorowitz@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Graduate School of Social Services, Fordham University  Social Work & Gerontology  1995 
MS  Columbia University  Occupational Therapy  1975 
BA  Stony Brook University  English Literature  1971 
Dr. Horowitz received her BA from Stony Brook University, her MS in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, and her PhD from the Graduate School of Social Service of Fordham University, with a concentration in Gerontology. She is a New York State licensed occupational therapist and social worker, is Board certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association as an occupational therapist specializing in gerontology, and is a certified professional geriatric care manager. Dr. Horowitz is a Fellow of both the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Gerontological Society of America.

Areas of Expertise

Occupational Therapy Education & Gerontology Practice
Interdisciplinary Gerontology & Geriatric Education
Service Learning in Occupational Therapy Education
Geriatric Rehabilitation
Dementia Care
Long-Term Care across the Care Continuum

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Horowitz, B., Tagliarino, J., & Look, K.. "Occupational therapy education, attitudes on aging, and occupational therapy students and therapists interest in gerontology practice.." Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 32 2014: 136-152..

Horowitz, B., Nochajski, S., & Schweitzer, J.. "Use of the Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool to support aging in place.." Occupational Therapy In Health Care,. 23 2013: 216-227.

Bai, X., Duncan, R.O., Horowitz, B., Glodstein, S., Graffeo, J., & Lavin, J.. "The added value of 3D simulations in healthcare education.." International Journal of Nursing Education. 4 2012: 67-72.

Maiden, R., Horowitz, B., & Howe, J.. "Workforce training and education gaps in gerontology and geriatrics: What we found in New York State.." Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 31 2010: 328-349.

Horowitz, B., & Vanner, E.. "Relationships among active engagement in life activities and quality of life for assisted living residents.." Journal of Housing for the Elderly. 24 2010: 130-150.

Horowitz, B., Dapice Wong, S., & DeChello, K.. "Intergenerational service learning: To promote active aging and occupational therapy gerontology practice.." Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 31 2010: 75-91.

Vanner, E., Block, P., Christodoulou, C., Horowitz, B., & Krupp, L.. "Pilot study exploring quality of life and barriers to leisure-time physical activity in persons with moderate to severe Multiple Sclerosis.." Disability and Health Journal. 1 2008: 58-65.

Horowitz, B., & Copolla, S.. "Building community partnerships to support aging societies.." World Federation of Occupational Therapy Bulletin. 55 2007: 44-49.

Horowitz, B.,Vanner, E., & Olowu, T.. "Interdisciplinary health science education to promote cultural competence.." Journal of Allied Health. 35 2006: e343 (available on line only).

Horowitz, B., & Chang, P.F. "Promoting engagement in life and well-being through occupational therapy lifestyle redesign: A pilot study within adult day programs.." Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 20 2004: 46-58.

Kuemmel, P., Strano-Paul, L., Truhlar, M., Shurpin, D., Horowitz, B., Vidal, C., Jaffe, A., Chandler, B., & Fields, S.. "Assessment of a new interdisciplinary course in geriatrics/gerontology (Abstract).." The Gerontologist. 44 (Special Issue 1) 2004: 186.

Farberman, H., Finch, S., Horowitz, B., Lurie, A., Morgan, R., & Page, J.. "A survey of family care giving to elders in New York State (2001): Findings and implications.." Care Management Journals. 4 2003: 153-160.

Hegeman, C., Horowitz, B., Tepper, L., Pillemer, K., & Schultz, L.. "Service learning in elder care: Ten years of growth and assessment.." Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 39 2002: 177-195.

Horowitz, B.. "Ethical decision-making challenges in clinical practices.." Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 16 2002: 1-14.

Horowitz, B.. "Occupational therapy home assessments: Supporting community living through client-centered practice." Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. 18 2002: 1-17.

Horowitz, B.. "Rehabilitation utilization in New York State: Implications for geriatric rehabilitation in 2015.." Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 17 2002: 78 - 89..

Horowitz, B., & Bressler, C. "Occupational therapists knowledge of aging.." Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 17 2000: 37-50.

Horowitz, B., Savino, D., & Krauss, A.. "Ageism and implications for occupational therapy geriatric practice.." Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation,. 15 1999: 71-78.

Horowitz, B., & Tollin, R., & Cassidy, G.. "Grip strength: Collection of normative data with community dwelling elders.." Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 15 1997: 53-64.

Wagner, M., Krauss, & Horowitz, B.. "Occupationally embedded exercise, rote exercise, and the presence of another person in exercise context.." The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy. 4 1995: E87-E100.

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Horowitz, B. "Service learning and occupational therapy education: Preparing students for community practice." Special Interest Group Quarterly: Education,. 22 2012: 1-4.

Behr, S., Gray, K., Horowitz, B., O'Sullivan, A., & Abreu, B.. "Shining the light on occupational therapy's role in the occupation of caregiving." OT Practice. 12 2007: CE1-7.

Coppola, S., Berger, S., Elliott, S., Horowitz, B., & Knotts, V.. "Occupational therapy for older adults: A reflection on advanced practice." OT Practice. 11 2006: 14-18.

Horowitz, B., & Toto, P.. "Infusing evidenced-based practice in gerontological occupational therapy." Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly. 28 2005: 1-4.

Horowitz, B.. "The Olmstead decision: Opportunity for occupational therapy visibility and partnerships." Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly. 26 2003: 1-6.

Horowitz, B.. "Geriatric rehabilitation and the future of aging in New York State." Contexts. 9 2000: 2-3.

Horowitz, B.. "Housing: Perspectives on a new aspect of long-term care.." Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly. 20 1997: 1-4.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Horowitz, B.. "Ethical issues and gerontic occupational therapy." In O. Larson, R. Stevens-Ratchford, L. Pedretti, L. & J. Crabtree (Eds.), The role of occupational therapy with the elderly. chapter 1996: 461-492.

Horowitz, B.. "Gerontic OT practice: A focus on vision." In M. Gentile (Ed.), A therapist’s guide to the evaluation and treatment of vision dysfunction & low vision. chapter 1996: 461-492.

Monographs in Field Of Expertise

Rosenbaum, J., Heiser, D., Brownell, & Horowitz, B., Maiden, R., & Krout, J.. "Working with older adults: Charting the future of workforce training and education in New York. adults: Charting the future of workforce training and education in New York State- Listening sessions: Summary and next steps.." Albany: New York State Office for the Aging.. none 2008: .

Suffolk Commission on Creative Retirement (B. Horowitz member of Commission). "Challenges and Opportunity: Report to Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.." Report to Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy. none 2005, March: .

Horowitz, B.. "Geriatric rehabilitation: Project 2015: The future of aging in New York: Articles and briefs for discussion briefs for discussionation.." NYS Office for the Aging document. none 2000: .

Farberman, H., Finch, S., & Horowitz, B.. "Informal care giving to New York State elders, 2001: A random digit dialing telephone survey.." Stony Brook University: Center for Aging Policy Research. none 2001: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Family and Community Health" 2000: 77-78.

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Occupational therapy community practice to support aging in place. " 2014, April: Annual Conference of the Am. Occupational Therapy Association.

" 4th Annual NYC Conference on Aging on " 2013, November: CUNY Conference.

" Developing expertise: A look across Helping Professions. " 2013, November: York College CETL Program.

" Community strategies to promote home safety and aging in place. " 2013, October: State Society on Aging of New York.

" Strengthening communities through careers in aging. " 2013, October: Annual conference of the State Society on Aging of New York.

" Service Learning in Higher Education: Experiences from Occupational Therapy Higher Education. " 2013, May: York College CETL Professional Development Program.

" Community-based strategies to support aging in place and home safety " 2013, April: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" Addressing health care literacy for health education and the management of chronic disease. " 2013, March: Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging.

" Lifestyle and brain health, " 2013, January, March: Campaign against Dementia, Glen Cove Senior Center.

" Infusing gerontology across academic disciplines through virtual and service learning pedagogies " 2012, February: Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education,.

" Gaps in workforce education and training: What we can learn from New York State " 2011, November: Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.

" Service learning: Promotes occupational therapy gerontology education and practice " 2011, November: Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.

" Designing case studies through 3D simulations for the health professions " 2011, June-July: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications,.

" Integration of experiential learning within occupational therapy education " 2011, May: 7th Annual CUNY General Education Conference (for CUNY faculty/students/staff).

" Infusing health literacy within allied health education " 2011,March: Annual Meeting of the Educational Leadership Conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

" Charting the future for NYS workforce training and education " 2011, February: York College- CUNY Provost Lecture Series.

" Service learning as a pedagogy in OT education " 2010, November: Annual Conference of the NYS Occupational Therapy Association.

" Supporting aging in place across NYS: Programs, services and challenges " 2010, October: Annual Meeting of the State Society on Aging of New York.

" Relationships between active engagement in everyday occupations and quality of life for older adults in residential communities " 2010, April: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" Intergenerational service learning: Innovative programs that promote gerontology education " 2009, February: Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

" Charting the future for NYS workforce training and education in aging " 2008, November: Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.

" Health care roundtable " 2008, October: Annual meeting of the State Society on Aging of New York.

" Workforce, education and training: A dialogue for action " 2008, October: Annual Meeting of the State Society on Aging of New York.

" Intergenerational service learning: Partnerships that promote geriatric practice " 2008, September: Annual Conference of the NYS Occupational Therapy Association.

" The relationship between ADL and IADL dependence in care- recipients with dementia and care-giver depression and burden " 2008, April: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" Evolving pedagogy in intergenerational service learning " 2007, November: Annual Conference of the Gerontological Society of America.

" Gerontologic education in a global society " 2007, November: Annual Conference of the Gerontological Society of America.

" Intergenerational service learning: Partnering with community agencies " 2007, October: Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York.

" Working with older adults: Charting the future of of workforce education and training: Preliminary report " 2007, October: Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York.

" Integrating research and practice in dementia care to support family caregivers " 2007, April: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" Building community partnerships to support aging societies " 2006, July: World Federation of Occupational Therapists International Conference.

" Advocacy: An essential competence for working with older adults " 2006, April: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" Valued activities, daily routines, and roles among church affiliated Chinese and Korean American elders " 2005, November: Annual Conference of the Gerontological Society of America.

" Older and wiser: Occupational therapy and rehabilitation strategies for everyday use " 2005, October: Annual Meeting of the State Society on Aging of New York.

" Opportunities for geriatric practitioners: Beyond nursing home practice " 2005, October: Annual Conference of the NYS Occupational Therapy Association.

" American Occupational Therapy Board and Specialty Certification opportunities " 2005, October: Annual Conference of the NYS Occupational Therapy Association.

" Occupational therapists: Valued partners in geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, and health promotion " 2005, May: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" The influence of leisure/social activities on quality of life of assisted living residents " 2005, May: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" The influence of occupations and roles within family life on perceived quality of life among Chinese and Korean American elders " 2005, May: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

" Three symptomatic barriers to physical activity for the person with multiple sclerosis " 2005, May: Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy.

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Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Who's Who in America (65th Edition): 2011.

Columbia University Occupational Therapy Distinguished Alumni Award: 2008.

Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America: 2008.

Stony Brook University Outstanding Community Service Project Award: 2008.

Who’s Who in America ( 63rd Edition): 2008.

New York State United University Professional Development Award: 2007.

State Society on Aging of New York (SSA) Award for Leadership and Service: 2006-2007.

American Occupational Therapy Association Award: Roster of Fellows Award: 2007.

Stony Brook University's School of Health Technology and Management 200% Club: 2006.

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendations for participation in the Gerontology Board Certification Panel: 2006.

Touro College Occupational Therapy Distinguished Service Award: 2005.

New York State United University Professional Development Award: 2005.

Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to the 2005 NYS Occupational Therapy Conference: 2005.

State Society on Aging of New York Award for Outstanding Leadership: 2005.

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Award for participation in AOTA's Specialty Board Gerontology Panel: 2004.

Certificate of Appreciation for Service to the Certificate of Appreciation from Long Island District of NYSOTA & NYSOTA for chairing the Ethics Committee: 2004.

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Award: 2004.

Certificate of Excellence. Awarded by the LID of the NYS Occupational Therapy Association: 2003.

Inducted into Alpha Eta Society, the Allied Health Professions National Honor Society: 2003.

American Occupational Therapy Service Award: 2003.

Geriatric Scholar Certificate: 2002-2003.

New York State United University Professional Development Award: 2000.

Certificate of Appreciation for Service to the Long Island District and the Profession of Occupational Therapy: 2000.

Selected to Participate in Research Training Institute of the Center for Excellence in Health Professions Research, College of Health Professions, T. Jefferson Univ.: 2000.

Who’s Who of American Women: 1999.

Graduate Student Research Award, State Society on Aging of New York: 1992.

Grants-In-Aid

CUNY, Integrating Service Learning Pedagogies to Enhance Occupational Therapy Education for Health Promotion and Community Practice. 2012: $9,729.40.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Board of Directors, State Society on Aging of New York: 2013.

President, State Society on Aging of New York: 2006-2007.

Executive Board, State Society on Aging of New York: 2002-2007.

Secretary LID of New York State Occupational Therapy Association: 1998 - 2000.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Advisory Board: The Campaign against Dementia, Glen Cove Senior Center: 2013.

Pro Bono Consultant for Glen Cove Senior Center: 2013.

Pro Bono Consultant for Selfhelp Community Services Housing Program: 2013.

Conference Abstract Reviewer for the Annual Scientific Meeting of Gerontological Society of America: 2011-2012.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Long Term Care: 2008-2012.

Member of the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section Program Committee of the Gerontological Society of America: 2011-2012.

Member of the Editorial Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics: 1996–2013.

Member of the Editorial Board of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: 2002-2013.

Member of the Presidents Circle of the State Society on Aging of New York: 2008-2013.

Member of the Clinical Advisory Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Long Island Chapter: 1994-2010.

Coordinator of Working with Older Adults: Charting the Future of Workforce Training and Education, Listening Sessions in New York State, sponsored by the State Society on Aging of NY & the NYS Office for the Aging: 2007-2009.

Participant in the New York Academy of Medicine’s Care Coordination Round: 2008.

American Occupational Therapy Association’s Families and Caregivers Ad Hoc Work Group: 2005-2007.

Member of the American Occupational Therapy’s Gerontology Board Certification Panel: 2004-2006.

Research/Education Liaison for Gerontology Special Interest Section of the American Occupational Therapy Association: 2003-2006.

Member Suffolk County Commission on Creative Retirement: 2004-2006.

Conference Committee for 2005 Annual Conference of the LID of New York State Occupational Therapy Association: 2005.

Facilitator for the Pre-White House Conference on Aging: Suffolk County Forum, Brentwood, NY: 2005.

Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association Families & Caregivers Ad Hoc Workgroup: 2005.

Program Chair, Annual Conference of State Society on Aging of New York: 2002.

Secretary of LID New York State Occupational Therapy Association: 1998-2000.

Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Roster of Accreditation Evaluators: 1999-2002.

Chair, Ethics Committee, LID of New York State Occupational Therapy Association: 1994-2004.

Host for NYS Office for the Aging’s Long Island Forum on Aging, Stony Brook University: 2000.

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Faculty Development Committee: 1998-1999.

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Horowitz, Beverly
 

Horowitz, Beverly
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy