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Laura Dreer, Ph.D. 

Concussions • Adjustment to chronic health conditions • Development of health promotions interventions for patients and family caregivers 

Media Contact: Adam Pope, arpope@uab.edu 

LauraLaura Dreer, Ph.D. 

Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

  

Areas of expertise:

  • Concussions
  • 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.)

 

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