Lori L. Grover, O.D., Ph.D.

Lori L. Grover, O.D., Ph.D.Trustee

Lori L. Grover, O.D., Ph.D., was elected to the American Optometric Association (AOA) Board of Trustees at the 121st Annual AOA Congress & 48th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2018.

Dr. Grover serves as an AOA Health Policy Institute Consultant to the Federal Relations Committee, and has served on the AOA Evidence-Based Optometry Committee since 2012. She previously served on AOA's Quality Improvement, Volunteer Engagement, Member Engagement, Faculty Relations and Optometry's Meeting Continuing Education committees. She chaired the AOA Vision Rehabilitation Section and served on its Executive Council from 1999-2010. Dr. Grover was a participating author in AOA's Evidence-Based Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes MellitusComprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination, and Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination guidelines which have received national recognition from the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Grover has served as a consultant and site visitor for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, as well as having served on the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification. She currently serves on the Illinois Optometric Association Legislative Committee, and has over 25 years of continuous AOA national and state affiliate volunteer leadership.

Dr. Grover has served in private and hospital-based practice, industry, and academia, serving as dean of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, 2014-2016. Her expertise has been sought by numerous federal panels, committees and organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Department of Defense, American Public Health Association, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others. She also is a published researcher and author.  

A graduate of Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Grover earned her Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Grover is currently Senior Vice President for Health Policy for King-Devick Technologies, Inc., in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.