Sheindy Pretter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

School of Health Sciences

Biography

Sheindy Pretter, PhD is an assistant professor of psychology at the School of Health Sciences of Touro College. Dr. Pretter received her PhD in social psychology (specialization, Health Psychology) from The City University of New York. Dr. Pretter is also a senior research scientist in the Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging & the Community at New York University. In that capacity, she is engaged in a comprehensive program of research to inform program development and supportive services directed towards the family care unit. Her work focuses on the psychological, social, spiritual, and practical issues facing caregiving family members of individuals who are chronically and/or seriously ill.

Featured Research

Couples Living With Cardiovascular Disease: Effects on the Marital Relationship

The stress of living with cardiac disease can affect a couple’s marriage, transforming its character. Results of a study seeking to understand these stressors suggests that ongoing care for cardiac patients should include a focus on spousal caregivers, supporting both members of the couple as they jointly face challenges engendered by the illness.

Full Article: Couples Living With Cardiovascular Disease: Effects on the Marital Relationship (pdf)

Education

PhD, Social Psychology (specialization, Health Psychology), The City University of New York

Research

Psychosocial, spiritual, and practical aspects of caretaking, both of the elderly and of the chronically ill.