Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor, Department of Health Promotion
School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine,
Co-Director, Minerva Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the End of Life
Areas of research: Psychology; Gerontology; Health Promotion.
2003 George Washington University, Washington, DC: M.B.A. in Business Administration
1980 NYU Med Center, Inst. Of Rehab Medicine, NY, NY: Post-Doc in Clinical Psychology
1979 State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
1978 State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY: M.A. in Clinical Psychology
1976 Hebrew University, Jerusalem: M.A. in Statistics
1974 Hebrew University, Jerusalem: B.A. in Psychology & Statistics
|2011-present||Co-Director, Minerva Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of End of Life, Tel Aviv University|
|2005-present||Professor, Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University|
|2005-2011||Director, Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel-Aviv University|
|2005-2011||Chair, Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University|
|1998-2011||Professor, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC|
|1984-2009||Director, Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington|
|1990-1998||Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC|
|1987-1990||Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC|
|1987-1990||Director of Research, Center on Aging, Georgetown University, Washington, DC|
|1984-1987||Clinical Psychologist, Community Psychiatric Clinic, Bethesda, MD|
Membership in Professional Societies:
- Gerontological Society of America:
- GSA Fellow, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section
- American Psychological Association:
- Division 12 - Clinical Psychology; APA Fellow
- Division 20 - Adult Development and Aging; APA Fellow
- American Geriatrics Society
- Israel Psychological Association
- Israel Gerontological Society
- International Psychogeriatric Association: elected to Board of directors
- American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Current research projects:
- Delineating the End of Life Stage of Life
- Confronting the gap between the good death and the usual death
- The relationship between the working conditions of foreign caregivers, the quality of the relationship between caregiver and care-receiver and the quality of caregiving
- Understanding psychotic symptoms in persons with dementia
Selected Recent publications:
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Khin Thein, Maha Dakheel-Ali, and Marcia S Marx. 2010. “The Underlying Meaning of Stimuli: Impact on Engagement of Persons with Dementia.” Psychiatry Research 177 (1-2) (May 15): 216–222. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2009.02.010.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Dov Shmotkin, Nitza Eyal, Yael Reichental, and Haim Hazan. 2010. “A Comparison of Three Types of Autobiographical Memories in Old-old Age: First Memories, Pivotal Memories and Traumatic Memories.” Gerontology 56 (6): 564–573. doi:10.1159/000295113.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Marcia S Marx, Khin Thein, and Maha Dakheel-Ali. 2010. “The Impact of Past and Present Preferences on Stimulus Engagement in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.” Aging & Mental Health 14 (1) (January): 67–73. doi:10.1080/13607860902845574.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Maha Dakheel-Ali, and Marcia S Marx. 2009. “Engagement in Persons with Dementia: The Concept and Its Measurement.” The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 17 (4) (April): 299–307. doi:10.1097/JGP.0b013e31818f3a52.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, and Julia Frank. 2008. “Relationship Between Perceived Needs and Assessed Needs for Services in Community-dwelling Older Persons.” The Gerontologist 48 (4) (August): 505–516.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, and Steven Lipson. 2008. “The Utility of Pain Assessment for Analgesic Use in Persons with Dementia.” Pain 134 (1-2) (January): 16–23. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2007.03.023.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, and Steven Lipson. 2008. “Which Advance Directive Matters? An Analysis of End-of-Life Decisions Made in Nursing Homes.” Research on Aging 30 (1) (January 1): 74–92. doi:10.1177/0164027507307925.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, and Philip W Wirtz. 2007. “Characteristics of Adult Day Care Participants Who Enter a Nursing Home.” Psychology and Aging 22 (2) (June): 354–360. doi:10.1037/0882-79188.8.131.524.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, and Steven Lipson. 2006. “To Hospitalize or Not to Hospitalize? That Is the Question: An Analysis of Decision Making in the Nursing Home.” Behavioral Medicine (Washington, D.C.) 32 (2): 64–70. doi:10.3200/BMED.32.2.64-70.
Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Aleksandra Parpura-Gill, and Hava Golander. 2006. “Salience of Self-identity Roles in Persons with Dementia: Differences in Perceptions Among Elderly Persons, Family Members and Caregivers.” Social Science & Medicine (1982) 62 (3) (February): 745–757. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.06.031.