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Joann P. Reinhardt, PhD

Joann Reinhardt, Director of Research at the Research Institute on Aging, is also an Associate Professor of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her expertise is in adjustment to chronic physical impairment and geriatric rehabilitation. Please feel free to contact her at jreinhardt@jewishhome.org.

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.