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

  • Increased risk of major adverse cardiac events after the later surgery persists for one year.Carla HolcombA patient who has noncardiac surgery sometime after a stent is put into a coronary artery to open up a blockage has a greater risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) following the operation, but the optimal time to delay such elective surgery after stenting was not known. In a study of more than 28,000 patient records, first author Carla Holcomb,...

  • 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...

UAB Research News

  • The legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D., will be honored with the third annual memorial lecture, and a visit from four of the world’s top ID scholars.Four of the world’s most decorated scholars and influential researchers in the field of infectious diseases research will come to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to honor the legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D. At noon June 4, Anne Gershon, M.D., whose pioneering...

  • The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky...