B14013 - Medical Rehabilitation Psychology Emphasis

Mentor:  Dr. Laura E. Dreer, Assistant Professor, Director of Psychological & Neuropsychological Clinical Research Services, CEH 200, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294-0009. Telephone: (205) 325-8681; Email: dreer@uab.edu


Postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Laura Dreer's clinical research program.

Dr. Dreer is a licensed clinical researcher with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and specialty expertise in medical rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology.  Her research program focuses on adjustment related issues relevant to patients and family caregivers living with chronic health conditions such as vision impairments, military related injuries, head injuries, and seizures/epilepsy to name just a few.  Additionally, her research focuses on developing health promotion and cognitive behavioral therapy interventions/programs to improve health outcomes.

The research will be focused on these areas in terms of project coordination, preparation of scientific manuscripts, grant submissions, and data analyses.  Individuals with experience in project coordination, scientific publication, national presentations, and grant preparation are highly preferred as well as a background in health promotion,  medical rehabilitation, and/or mental health research.  Highly motivated individuals with a background in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly experience with publications and managing clinical trials in human research.  Please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and a list of 3 references with contact information to:  Dr. Laura Dreer at dreer@uab.edu.

Postdocs in UAB News

  • UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.While studies have shown that what a mother eats during pregnancy can affect her offspring, it could be that what she sees others eating can also affect her offspring. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health explores the influence it has in a...

  • Early palliative care offers statistically beneficial effects on patient survival and family caregiver burden, according to articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.Two papers recently published by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology highlight the need for a “culture shift” by clinicians and the general public to engage palliative care services long before a person reaches the final stage of life. Two articles reporting on 207...

UAB Research News

  • Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will be leading a multisite study to assess the role of beta blockers in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This project will be funded by the United States Department of Defense through an $11 million grant.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review has named UAB Hospital as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America.UAB Hospital has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Great Hospitals in the United States. UAB is the only Alabama hospital to make the list, and one of a dozen from the Southeast. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team conducted research and examined several hospital ranking sources such as U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, Truven Health Analytics...