Amy Horowitz



Amy Horowitz is a professor in the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and holds the Endowed Chair in Social Research. Dr. Horowitz research focuses on aging and disability, family support of elders with disabilities, and the consequences of age-related sensory loss for everyday competence and mental health.  Dr. Horowitz has been the recipient of several grants from the National Institutes of Health, most recently focusing on: Driving transitions among elders with visual disabilities; and Long-distance caregiving for disabled elders.


Horowitz, A., & Boerner, K. (2017). Long-Distance Caregiving: Unique Challenges and Service Needs. In J. Wilmoth & M. Silverstein (Editors).  The Hierarchy of Social Support Revisited.  New York: Baywood Society and Aging Series.

Horowitz, A. (2016). Older adults with physical conditions (Section Editor).  In. D.B. Kaplan & B. Berkman. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook in Social Work and Aging (2nd Edition) (pp. 299-374). New York: Oxford University Press.

Schilling, O.K., Wahl, H-W., Boerner, K., Reinhardt, J.P., & Horowitz, A. (2013).  Change in psychological control in visually impaired older adults over 2 years: Role of functional ability and depressed mood. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65 (5) 750-781.