Laurie Blackman, MS, MSW, Ph.D.


Professor Blackman is a clinical assistant professor in the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has specialized and trained in the area of gerontology for the last 20 years and her areas of interest focus around caregiving issues and health disparities among older adults. Prior to arriving at Yeshiva University in August 2018, she served as the assistant director of the Howard University Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center where she worked to develop and implement programs for older adults. Her work with senior programs focused around fitness, socialization, in-home care, job re-entry, and learning in retirement. Most recently, she completed her certification as an Aging-in-Place Specialist.