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Laurie Blackman


PhD, University of Utah

MSW, Howard University

MS, Howard University

BS, Howard University

BA, Concordia University

Laurie Blackman, PhD, LMSW, ASW-G is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Sequence Chair for Cultural Diversity at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has specialized and trained in the area of Gerontology for the last 20 years. Prior to arriving at Yeshiva University, Dr. Blackman 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.

Dr. Blackman's areas of interest are focused around racial inequities, caregiving issues and health disparities among older adults.


Wurzweiler School of Social Work
2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 926
New York, NY 10033


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Advanced Policy Advocacy

Cultural Approach to Clinical Practice

Cultural Diversity

Human Behavior & the Social Environment

Social Gerontology

Social Welfare and Social Change

Doctoral Advising