Research Areas

Photography as Art; Neuropsychology, Medical Education; Medical Ethics


Ph.D., The Ohio State University

M.A., The Ohio State University

B.A., Allegheny College

Cheri Geckler

Cheri Geckler

Cheri Geckler

Cheri is a clinical neuropsychologist and photo- graphic/mixed media artist. As a neuropsychologist, Cheri was a member of the clinical faculties at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. Postgraduate education and training contributed to Cheri’s expertise in lifespan clinical neuropsychology and behavioral neurology, and subsequent service to patients in the specialities of psychiatry and neurology.

Cheri’s involvement in social activism is centered on creating women’s art collaboratives to promote economic well being, and physical and emotional health for individual women and their families. Cheri’s involvements are in Guatemala and Haiti.

Photography is a long standing interest of Cheri’s, and she has exhibited in local galleries and libraries. Over the past several years, she has expanded this core interest into mixed media art where the focus is upon microscopic forms, the environment, and the abstract use of color and light.

Current Projects

Cheri will continue to expand and refine her photographic art in the direction of biologically based montages and painting on printed canvases. She will also maintain her involvement in a local educational program for children named Art and Science in One. Finally, expanding her commitment to the environment and conservation, she will become increasingly involved in the activist organization, Mothers Out Front.

Representative Publications

Born, P. and C. Geckler. “HMO Quality and Financial Performance: Is There a Connection?” Journal of Health Care Finance 24.1 (1998): 65- 77.

Geckler, Cheri. Medical Practice Perspectives and Decision Making in Medical Residents, A Working Paper Series. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1997.