Dr. Holtzer
Lab Director


Professor, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University


Director of the PhD program in Clinical Psychology / Health Emphasis, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Professor, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine




PhD, Binghamton University

MA, Binghamton University

Dr. Holtzer is a professor of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He holds an MA and a Ph.D. degree 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.

Areas of Interest










Cognitive Reserve




Multiple Sclerosis



In Popular Media

Dr. Holtzer and Dr. Verghese were awarded a 5 year clinical trial funded by the NIA in which a cognitive intervention will be applied to improve simple & complex walking.

Dr. Holtzer is feautured in National Geographic cover story on the potential genetic roots of longevity.

Dugdug.com, a site which liberates knowledge by widening the scope of scientific knowledge, has highlighted Dr. Holtzer's work on the effects of cognitive fatigue on multiple sclerosis. Click here to learn more.