Jeffrey R. Gardere, PhD

Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences

  • Office: 230 West 125th Street, Room 442
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
  • Phone:
    (646) 981-4614
  • Email:

Better known as America’s Psychologist, Dr. Jeff Gardere is one of the most widely sought-after experts in the field of mental health. In addition to having a private practice in Manhattan, he has garnered a reputation as being a top motivational and keynote speaker, empowerment and media coach.

Dr. Gardere is an Assistant Professor and Course Director at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College, NYC, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro Graduate School of Psychology, NYC, and a Visiting Faculty at American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Dr. Gardere is a consultant to:
• Citicare Family Health Services in NYC
• Kaplan Medical Services, International
• National Basketball Player’s Association Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program

Dr. Gardere is a frequent contributor to:
• MSNBC(official contributor)
• NBC Today Show (official contributor)
• FOX Network
• FOX 5 News (official contributor)
• CBS News
• ABC News
• WPIX News

Education/TrainingNew York State License #009164
Professional License 1987

Columbia University 2006
M.S. Real Estate Development

The George Washington University 1984
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

The George Washington University 1981
M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology

University of Rochester 1978
B.A. in Psychology

Professional AffiliationsAmerican Psychological Association

Courses TaughtBehavioral Medicine
Intro to Cultural Competence
Community Service

Areas of ResearchInformation Literacy, Health Information Literacy

Grants/FundingMedical Information Services Program Grant, 2014

Sewell Memorial Fund Travel Stipend - to attend AACP Annual Meeting, 2014

NIH - NNLM(MAR) Technology Outreach Grant, Enhancement of Student Learning and Community Outreach Through the Use of Portable Devices, $10,000, Co-investigator, Sept. 2012

Community ServiceBoard of Director Member for The Depressed Black Gay Men's Group
Student OrganizationsFaculty Adviser:
• PsychSig

Invited PresentationsTouroCOM- March 20, 2013
An Interdisciplinary Approach To Explaining Violence and Criminality

TouroCOM-Research Day – May 6, 2014
Deinstitutionalization, Incarceration, Homelessness; a national disaster

Selected Publications

Gardere, Jeffrey. Smart Parenting for African Americans, Kensington Press,
1999 and 2002 (2nd Edition).

School Counseling and Social Entrepreneurship
Jeffery Gardere, Yair Maman and Dan Sharir
Touro College, USA
Received: 2 Oct. 2012; Accepted 28 Nov. 2012

International Journal of Pedagogical Innovation. 1, No. 1, 43-46 (2013)

Gardere, Jeffrey, and Williams, Montel. Practical Parenting. Hay House, 2001

Gardere, Jeffrey. Love Prescription, Ending the War Between Black Men and
Women. Kensington Press, 2002