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

Trustee
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, and subsequently re-elected in St. Louis, Missouri at the 122nd Annual AOA Congress & 49th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2019.

As a member of the AOA Board, Dr. Grover serves as liaison trustee to the Advocacy Committee, Federal Relations Committee, Leadership Development Committee, State Government Relations Committee and the Vision Rehabilitation Committee. Her board liaison assignments include affiliate associations of Armed Forces Optometric Society, American Optometric Student Association, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and California. Dr. Grover serves as a liaison trustee on the Council on Research, National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, and Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation. Dr. Grover previously served as liaison to the Evidence-Based Optometry Committee, Health Promotions Committee, Leadership Development Committee, and the Research and Information Resource Team.

Dr. Grover previously chaired the AOA Vision Rehabilitation Section and served on its Executive Council from 1999-2010. She 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. Dr. Grover is currently Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Eye and Health Outcomes and a visiting scientist at Southern College of Optometry.

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