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

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

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

As a member of the AOA Board, Dr. Grover serves as liaison trustee to the Evidence-Based Optometry Committee, Health Promotions Committee, Leadership Development Committee, and the Research and Information Resource Team. Dr. Grover's board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and to UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Pacific University of Oregon's College of Optometry, Marshall B. Ketchum University's Southern California College of Optometry, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry.

Dr. Grover has previously served 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 in private and hospital-based practice, industry, and academia, serving as dean of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. 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. She remains a health policy and regulatory consultant in Chicago.  She also serves as co-director, Center for Eye and Health Outcomes, and is a visiting scientist at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.