York College / City University of New York
Majerovitz, Deborah

Majerovitz, Deborah


Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2694
Office Location: AC-4D06C
Email: dmajerovitz@york.cuny.edu

Professor Majerovitz has a doctoral degree in Social and Personality Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology. Her areas of expertise include the psychology of aging, coping with chronic illness and disability, the impact of illness on marital and family relationships, and the role of social support in buffering stress. Her research interests encompass weight and body image, adjustment to chronic illness and disability, the psychological impact of family caregiving, family decision making in long term care and nursing home placement, communication in health care settings, and cultural differences in beliefs about elder care. She has worked with non-profit organizations on program evaluation, outcomes assessment, and applied health policy research.

Office Hours

Monday2-3 PM
Wednesday2-3 PM
Other days/times available by appointmentemail me to set a day/time


PhD City University of New York Graduate Center Social and Personality Psychology 1993 
MA City University of New York Graduate Center Psychology 1990 
BA Swarthmore College Psychology 1982 

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Family Caregiving

Publications in Field Of Expertise