Deborah Heiser, PhD
Founder and CEO I.M.AGE Institute

Deborah Heiser, PhD holds a degree in Applied Developmental Psychology with a specialty in redefining what being older looks and feels like.  She has a 20 year track record of award winning research, presentations and consulting. 

Founder, I.M.AGE Institute



  • Frequent media resource

    • Quoted in New York Times 2015

    • Quoted in Seattle Times 2015



  • Education

    • PhD Applied Developmental Psychology, Fordham University

      • National Award for Excellence in Student Research

      • Sigma Xi

      • Presidential Scholarship



  • Professional Leadership

    • Chief Research Officer, Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship

    • Advisory Board, Alzheimer's CURE Foundation

    • President, State Society on Aging of New York 2008 and Board member for 9 years

    • President, Queens Psychological Association, 2016



  • Publications include

    • Wiley, Haworth Press, Clinical Gerontologist, The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Journal of Gerontological Social Work



  • Psychotherapy work includes

    • For twenty years, individuals, psychological, developmental and neuropsychological testing, support groups, professional practitioner, and certified legal guardian




  • Presentations, workshops, and key note include:

    • 92nd Street Y

    • American Medical Directors Association

    • Gerontological Society of America

    • American Psychological Association

    • The Federal Court Clerks Association (FCCA),

    • Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity and Protective Services for Adults NYS OCFS Adult Services

    • Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy




  • Research and Collaboration include

    • Columbia University

    • NYS Department of Health

    • Pfizer

    • NIA/NIH



  • Online Platform

    • Topic Expert for Vidoyen - the #1 video-blog platform for experts and thought leaders.  She is an influencer with more than 41,000 views and more than 20 videos

    • Boomers Rock Radio - regular guest on the award winning show