Professor, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University; Director Clinical Psychology Health Emphasis PhD Program; Professor, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Holtzer is a Professor of Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He holds an MA and a PhD from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Holtzer completed his internship training in clinical psychology at the Rusk Institute of New York University. He also completed a T-32 post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and cognition in aging at the cognitive neuroscience division of the Sergievsky Center of Columbia University Medical Center. He is licensed as a psychologist in New York State.
Dr. Holtzer’s research interests are in cognitive aging, dementia and in the interplay between cognition, mood and motor function vis-à-vis aging and diseases that affect the central nervous system. Dr. Holtzer is also the director for the Clinical Neuropsychology minor.
Selected recent publications. *Denotes current or former students are included as authors.
*Holtzer, R., Jacobs, S., & Demetriou, E. (2019). Intra-Individual Variability in Verbal Fluency Performance is Moderated by and Predictive of Mild Cognitive Impairments. Neuropschology. doi: 10.1037/neu0000576. [Epub ahead of print]
*Holtzer, R., Kraut, R., & Ye, K. (2019). The effect of fear of falling on prefrontal cortex activation and efficiency. GeroScience, 41:1, 89-100. doi: 10.1007/s11357-019-00056-4.
*Wagshul, M. E., Lucas, M., Izzetoglu, M., Ye, K., & Holtzer, R. (2019). Multi-modal neuroimaging of dual-task walking: Structural MRI and fNIRS analysis reveals prefrontal grey matter volume moderation of brain activation in older adults. NeuroImage, 1:189, 745-754. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.01.045.
George, C.J., Verghese, J., Izzetoglu, M., Wang, C., & Holtzer, R. (2019). The effect of polypharmacy on prefrontal cortex activation during single and dual-task walking in community dwelling older adults. Pharmacological Research, 139, 113-119. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.11.007.
*Lucas, M., Wagshul, M. E., Izzetoglu, M., & Holtzer, R. (2019). Moderating Effect of White Matter Integrity on Brain Activation During Dual-Task Walking in Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology Biological Sciences, 74:4, 435-441. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gly131. Editor’s Choice
*Pillemer, S., Ayers, E., & Holtzer, R. (2018). Gender stratified analyses reveal longitudinal associations between social support and cognitive decline in men. Aging and Mental Health, 17, 1-7. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1495178.
*Holtzer, R., Izzetoglu, M., Chen, M., & Wang, C. (2018). Distinct fNIRS-derived HbO2 trajectories during the course and over repeated walking trials under single and dual-task conditions: implications for within session learning and prefrontal cortex efficiency in older adults. Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences, doi: 10.1093/gerona/gly181. (Epub ahead of print).
Holtzer, R., George, C. J., Izzetoglu, M., & Wang, C. (2018). The effect of diabetes on prefrontal cortex activation patterns during active walking in older adults. Brain and Cognition, 125:14- 22. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2018.03.002.
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