Dr. Heyman received both her PhD and MSW from Fordham University. She teaches policy implementation, research, and program evaluation. Dr. Heyman has worked for over 25 years in health care.
Dr. Heyman has received numerous aging grants to enhance the lives of older adults, children and families. She is Co-Director of the Palliative Care Fellowship Program with Dr. Cathy Berkman. This program supports and trains MSW students in palliative care and aging through New York City. Dr. Heyman is also working with colleges and universities in the tri-state area to expand aging educational information to graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Heyman is the University Community Engagement Chair for the Bronx Science Consortium, a partnership with Fordham University, Montefiore Medical Center, NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx Zoo, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Heyman was appointed as Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine. She was President of the State Society on Aging (SSA) of New York and currently serves on the Board. Recently, Dr. Heyman was awarded the 2015 Academic Excellence Award by the American Public Human Service Association for outstanding education and training in the field of human services.