Anthony Sterns, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Anthony Sterns

Anthony Sterns, Ph.D. FAPA, FGSA serves as an adjunct professor for the School of Professional studies in the Departments of Business, Research Administration and Compliance, and Psychology. As a faculty member of the MS in Research Administration and Compliance program, Dr. Sterns teaches required courses such as RAC 612 - Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and Commercialization.

Dr. Sterns is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of iRxReminder LLC, a platform technology for ensuring mental health patient medication and care compliance in clinical trials and for empowering and monitoring high adherence in personal prescription management. Dr Sterns served as the Secretary General of the International Society for Gerontechnology and is a recognized expert in field of gerontechnology. Dr. Sterns is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 20 Adult Development and Aging, and The Gerontological Society of America, Behavioral and Social Sciences Division.

He is a pioneer in the application of mobile computers and smartphones for improving the quality of life for individuals living with chronic illness. His research has focused on the theme of cognitive prosthetics typified by the cognitive therapeutic intervention The Memory Magic Program. The Memory Magic Program has impacted the lives of over 500,000 individuals living with dementia and their families and caregivers.

Other academic roles include serving as an adjunct professor for the Graduate Studies in Management and Technology program for the University of Maryland Global Campus, a Senior Researcher for the Scripts Center for Gerontology, and as a Senior Lecturer for the Management and Information Services Department at Kent State University’s College of Business Administration. Dr. Sterns received his doctorate in the field of Industrial Organizational Psychology with a graduate certificate in Gerontology in 2001 and a graduate certificate in Healthcare Management in 2014 from The University of Akron.

Dr. Sterns is a listed inventor on 12 U.S. Patents and has served as the Principal Investigator for numerous National Institute of Health and other major sponsored research projects.

Recent News

Chicago Venture Fund Backs OCEAN Accelerator Class of 2021

May 14, 2021


The health information technology start-up iRxReminder, which is run by CUNY SPS adjunct business professor Dr. Anthony Sterns, has received an investment of $50K from venture capital firm 11Tribes and will be joining the Ocean Programs high-tech accelerator class in Cincinnati for the summer.