Shoshana Peyser, PhD, MPH, LCSW-R
geriatric care managment & wellness consultant

about shoshana

Dr. Shoshana Peyser has over 20 years health care experience as both a licensed clinical social worker and researcher in academic community hospitals and Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies. After receiving her BA from Barnard College, she graduated with a MS (social work) and a MPH from Columbia University and earned her PhD in community health from New York University. She has spent her career as an advocate for the rights of people to receive high quality and safe medical treatment, including integrative and complementary care. In her capacity as clinical trials manager in both academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, she has made protecting patient’s rights as her highest priority.

Shoshana served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and was an instructor at Columbia University School of Social Work. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented at professional meetings. Fellowships include the American Cancer Society Post Master's Clinical Oncology Social Work Training and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Associate Fellow with the Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 

In addition to studying Tai Chi, Shoshana received training in guided meditation from Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Art of Living Foundation.  She also trained in the use of Narrative Medicine in health care and education with faculty from Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program.

photo courtesy of Pinsky Studio fine photography

“I wanted to thank Shoshana for having this [stress  management support] group. I hadn't been able to talk in a group setting since my son got sick. I finally got a chance to tell my story and hear others. I am so grateful for that and thankful."
Amy Francis