Cheryl Zauderer
Cheryl Zauderer

Cheryl Zauderer, Ph.D., CNM, NPP, IBCLC

Assistant Professor


  • PhD in General Psychology, August 2009, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN Dissertation: The Lived Experience of Postpartum Depression in Orthodox Jewish Women
  • Post Master’s work in Midwifery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatry, 1997-2005, Stony Brook University, Graduate School of Nursing, Stony Brook, NY; Molloy College, Department of Nursing, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Master of Science, May 1997, Stony Brook University, Graduate School of Nursing, Stony Brook, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, January 1985, Adelphi University, School of Nursing, Garden City, NY

Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • 2009-Present: Assistant Professor–Tenure Track, Department of Nursing, New York Institute of Technology, School of Health Professions
  • 2006-2009: Tenure Track Instructor, Department of Nursing, New York Institute of Technology, School of Health Professions
  • 2004-2005: Southeast Nassau Guidance Center: Private Nursing Practice: Intern-Therapist
  • 2004-2005: Huntington Hospital: Private Nursing Practice: Intern-Therapist
  • 2003-2004: Adjunct Professor, Clinical Instruction in Maternal Child Health Area, Molloy College
  • 1999-2003: Suffolk OB/GYN Group P.C.: Private Nursing Practice: Certified Nurse-Midwife/Nurse Practitioner
  • 1997-2000: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center: Certified Nurse Midwife
  • 1995-1996-Long Island Birthing Center-Birth Attendant/Registered Nurse
  • 1991-1993-Newton-Wellesley Hospital-Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • 1985-1988 Long Island College Hospital-Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • 1986-1988 Long Island College Hospital-Lamaze Instructor

Clinical Practice

  • 2005-Present: Private Practice, Garden City, NY
    • Nurse Practitioner: Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology
  • 1997-2005-Private practice
    • Private Lamaze Instructor/Childbirth Educator

Research Interests

  • Reproductive Psychiatry-perinatal mood disorders
  • Maternity newborn best practice
  • Breastfeeding/ skin to skin Contact
  • Anxiety in the Psychiatric Mental health Clinical Experience


  • Certified Childbirth Education Specialist
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Additional Credentials

  • Board Certification, Lactation Consultant, October 2014, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, IBCLC
  • May 2011: Nursing faculty members who completed the End-of Life education consortium training course taught by Maureen Cardoza, PhD., RN, Assistant Professor to the Nursing Department
    • Susan Neville
    • Elaine Dellavecchia
    • Cheryl Zauderer
    • Patrice Hood
    • Lisa Sparacino
    • Patricia Montano
  • Board Certification, Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, June 2006, American Nurses Credentialing Center, APRN, BC
  • Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry, August 2005, Molloy College, Department of Nursing, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Nurse Practitioner in Obstetrics and Gynecology, October 1997Stony Brook University, Graduate School of Nursing, Stony Brook, NY
  • Nurse Midwife, August 1997, Stony Brook University, Graduate School of Nursing, Stony Brook, NYNew York State Registered Nursing License, January 1985

Selected Advisory Board/Professional Committee Appointments

  • 2010-2013: Postpartum Support International, Nassau/Suffolk County Coordinator, Los Angeles, CA, Member, Board of Directors
  • 2009-Present: Postpartum Support International, Nassau/Suffolk County Coordinator, Los Angeles, CA Member

Selected Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American College of Nurse Midwives, 1997 to present
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2005 to present
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2005 to present
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 1997 to present
  • International Society of Psychiatric-–Mental Health Nurses, 2005 to present
  • Long Island Doula Association, 2011 to present
  • Postpartum Resource Center, 2003 to present
  • Postpartum Support International, 2009 to present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Omega Chapter, 2009 to present
  • The American Psychological Association, Nassau County, 2009 to present
  • The Marce’ Society, 2011

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Moran, J. A., Zauderer, C. R., Goldman, S. Smith, A.E. Baierlein, J. (2014).  A Quality Improvement. Project Focused on Women’s Perceptions of Skin-to-Skin Contact After Cesarean Birth. Nursing for Women’s Health.  Vol 18 (4). 294-303.
  • Zauderer, C. (2014, March 13). PSTD after childbirth early detection and treatment. The Nurse Practitioner, 39(3), 36-41. doi:doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000425827.90435.e1
  • Ganzer, C.A., Zauderer, C. (2013) Structured learning and self-reflection: Strategies to decrease anxiety in the psychiatric mental health clinical nursing experience. Nursing Education Perspectives: August 2013, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 244-247.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2012). Eating disorders and pregnancy: Supporting the anorexic or bulimic expectant mother. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 37(1), 48-55.
  • Ganzer, C. A., & Zauderer, C. R. (2011). Promoting a brain-healthy lifestyle. Nursing Older People. 23(7), 24-27.
  • Zauderer, C., & Ganzer, C. A. (2011). Cinematic technology: The role of visual learning. Nurse Educator. 36(2), 76-79
  • Caico, C., Cardoza, M., Della Vecchia, E., Ganzer, A., Greer, E., Hood, P., Montano, P., Neville, S., Sparacino, L., Zauderer, C. (April 6, 2011). Peer reviewed poster presentation. Meaningful Leadership: The Barometer for an Ever-Changing Climate in Healthcare, at the Seventh Annual Nursing Leadership Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
  • Zauderer, C. R., & Galea, E. (2010). Breastfeeding and depression: Empowering the new mother. British Journal of Midwifery, 18(2), 88–91.
  • Zauderer, C., Ganzer, A. C. (April 14-17, 2010). Research Presentation. The Use of Reflection: Reducing Students Anxiety and Enhancing the Psychiatric Mental Health Learning Experience, at the 12th Annual Conference of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2009). Maternity care for Orthodox Jewish couples: Implications for nurses in the obstetrical setting. Nursing for Women's Health. 13(2), 112-120.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2009). Postpartum depression: How childbirth educators can help break the silence. The Journal of Perinatal Education. 18(2), 23-31.
  • July 13, 2009. Guest Speaker for the Postpartum Resource Center, Summer Networking Dinner. Topic: Postpartum Depression & Altered Maternal Newborn Attachment. Postpartum Resource Center, Brightwaters, NY.
  • June 27-July 1, 2009. Poster Presentation. A Case Study of Postpartum Depression & Altered Maternal New Born Attachment, at the AWHONN 2009 Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • June 12, 2009. Poster Presentation. A Case Study of Postpartum Depression & Altered Maternal Newborn Attachment, at the Evidenced Based Nursing Practice Conference: Teaching Today's Student to be Tomorrow's Nurse. Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY.
  • Zauderer, C. R., Ballestas, H. C., Cardoza, M. P., Hood, P., Neville, S. M. (2008-2009). United we stand: Preparing nursing students for political activism. The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association. 39(2). 4-7.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2006). Postpartum depression: It isn't supposed to be this way. Resolve: For the Journey and Beyond.

Podium Presentations

  • Ganzer, C.A., Zauderer, C. (2013, April). "Promoting a Brain-healthy Lifestyle.” 2013 International
  • Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual
  •  Conference: "Mental Health Matters: Risk, Resiliency and Recovery", San Antonio, Texas.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2011, October). The lived experience of postpartum depression in Orthodox Jewish women. The Transcultural Nursing Society 37th Annual Conference: Exploring the World of Transcultural Nursing: Coming Together to Transform Health Care, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2011, February). Perinatal mood disorders, diagnosis, and treatment. Nursing Grand Rounds, Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2010, January). Postpartum adjustment: What mothers tell us, research with women in Orthodox Jewish communities.  Ohel Children’s Home & Family Services, The Mel & Phyllis Zachter Ohel Institute for Training, Perinatal Mood Disorders Workshop, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Zauderer, C. R., & Ganzer, C. A. (2010, April). The use of reflection: Reducing students’ anxiety and enhancing the psychiatric mental health learning experience. International Society of Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurses-ISPN 12th Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2008, November). Postpartum depression. New York State Conference for Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, New York chapter: The Future of Maternal–Newborn Nursing, Rye, NY.
  • November 10, 2008. Podium Presentation. Postpartum Depression, at the New York State Conference: The Future of Maternal-Newborn Nursing.
  • Zauderer, C. R. (2008). A case study of: Postpartum depression and altered maternal-newborn attachment. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 33(3), 173-178.
  • November 2007. Speaking Engagement. Postpartum Mood Disorders. SNAP Long Island, TASA Case Managers.
  • October 2007. Speaking Engagement. Women and Sleep. Women's Health Symposium. St. Francis Hospital.
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