Andrea Sherman, PhD, is a gerontologist, educator, trainer and End of Life Doula. As an educator her focus is on palliative and end of life care, caregiving, creativity and aging, transforming long-term care, lifecycle transitions, and veteran-centered-care. She is the co-author of Transitional Keys: Rituals to Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults and has created rituals that span the lifecycle from birth to dying. She has also created rituals to support caregivers through the stages of caregiving.
As an educator she taught and developed curriculum for the Bronx VA GRECC, The National Center for Creative Aging, the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers at NYU College of Nursing, and Elders Share the Arts. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the Gerontological Society of America, and chaired the Humanities and Arts Committee of the Society. Andrea is a graduate of the New York Zen Center Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Program, teaches meditation, and studies Vajrayana Buddhism with Phakchok Rinpoche.