Deborah Heiser

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Deborah Heiser

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Deborah Heiser, Ph.D., is an Applied Developmental Psychologist with a specialty in midlife and beyond and is redefining what life after 40 looks and feels like. She is a TEDx speaker, 92nd Street Y speaker, Founder of The Mentor Project™, coach, consultant, and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at SUNY Old Westbury. Deborah is a researcher, author of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and co-editor of Spiritual Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults. She is a frequent expert guest for syndicated and local talk radio shows, international and local podcasts, and print and online media outlets.  She has been quoted in The New York TimesSeattle TimesDallas Times and contributes to Thrive Global.  Her research covered a wide range of topics related to aging, including depression identification, dementia, and frailty with grants awarded from NIA/NIH and Pfizer. She received an international award for her research on depression identification.  She served for 9 years on the Board of the State Society on Aging of New York and served as President in 2008 and in 2016 she served as President of Queens Psychological Association in New York.