Robert B. Goldblatt, PhD, has been teaching at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) for more than 30 years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology and Developmental Psychology, respectively, at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. In 1979, He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.
From 1979 through 1990, Dr. Goldblatt worked at NYIT as a professor in and then chair of the Behavioral Sciences department, including its master’s degree program in Professional Studies (MPS). During this period, Dr. Goldblatt also worked in Holland and Belgium as an assistant trainer--teaching neurolinguistic programming, which is a model of human experience and communications, to professionals in the workforce. During his many years at NYCOM, Dr. Goldblatt has served as an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and has also served a repeat stint as chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department of NYIT.
Dr. Goldblatt currently teaches first- and second-year medical students at NYCOM on subjects including behavioral medicine, human development and human diversity. He also facilitates problem-based learning courses as part of NYCOM’s Doctor-Patient Continuum curricular track. In addition to teaching, he maintains a clinical practice in NYCOM’s Academic Health Care Center on the Old Westbury Campus.
He also conducts research in behavioral medicine. His most recent research publication is entitled The Effect of Clay Manipulation on Somatic Dysfunction and Emotional Distress in Parkinson’s and Non Parkinson’s Patient