Laura Dreer, Ph.D.
Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Areas of expertise:
- Adjustment to chronic health conditions
- Development of health promotion interventions for patients and family caregivers
Dreer, who serves as Director of Psychological & Neuropsychology Clinical Research Services in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has three main foci of research: (1) examining the role of social cognitive (e.g., problem-solving abilities) and lifestyle factors on adjustment to chronic health conditions, (2) development of health promotion and lifestyle interventions to improve health outcomes and adjustment, and (3) evaluating competency-related issues (i.e., medical decision-making, management of finances, driving.)