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Shaping the Future

Dorothy Glover, Ph.D.

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Work Phone Number:

310 794-1642

Mailing Address:

760 Westwood Plaza


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Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

A Short Biography:

Dr. Glover???s research focuses on biomarkers of anxiety, depression and health-threatening neurobiological consequences of acute (traumatic) and chronic stress. Trained as an experimental psychologist specializing in learning and behavior, Dr. Glover???s research examines the relationship between behavioral, psychological and neurobiological manifestations of stress. She currently directs the biological core of UCLA???s Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities. This Center research includes aggregate biomarker data from a large cohort of racial/ethnic minorities with trauma histories and associated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression or generalized distress. Through naturalistic and laboratory-challenge studies of neuroendocrine, immune, psychophysiological and neuroimaging indicators, Dr. Glover???s focus is on dysregulation at rest and under challenge in highly stressed groups with and without specific mental health disorders and/or medical illnesses (e.g., cancer, HIV+). Special interests include individual differences associated with gender, developmental stage, and sociocultural background.

Detailed Biography:

Dorothy (Dorie) A. Glover is a psychologist on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Following early clinical work in childhood autism, Dr. Glover received her master of arts degree in experimental psychology from California State University, Long Beach in 1990. Dr. Glover earned a doctorate from UCLA???s psychology department in 1996 with a special emphasis on learning and behavior. A postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatrics at the ULCA Medical Center was followed by an appointment in the Child Division of the Semel Institute, where she remains active. Dr. Glover directs the biological core for the Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities, where the emphasis on sociocultural factors in trauma experiences is examined across multiple studies of childhood and adult trauma exposure (e.g., sexual and physical abuse, community violence). The burden of medical illness as a traumatic, and often chronic stressor has been a focus of Dr. Glover???s research as reflected in her work among mothers of children with cancer or other life-threatening diseases and among mothers living with HIV+. Dr. Glover served as a grant reviewer for the American Cancer Society from 2003-2007 and is a frequent reviewer for science journals (e.g., Psychosomatic Medicine, Journal of Traumatic Stress). As a faculty tutor for the Problem-Based Learning medical education curriculum, Dr. Glover helps to shape critical thinking skills among UCLA???s first and second-year medical students.


Sciolla Andres, Glover Dorothy A, Loeb Tamra B, Zhang Muyu, Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E   Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure as predictors of depression among adult African-American and Latina women The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 2011; 199(7): 471-7.
Glover Dorie A, Garcia-Aracena Elena F, Mohlman Jan   Peripheral biomarker composite associated with smaller hippocampal volume Neuroreport, 2008; 19(13): 1313-6.
Glover Dorie A, Stuber Margaret, Poland Russell E   Allostatic load in women with and without PTSD symptoms Psychiatry, 2006; 69(3): 191-203.
Glover Dorie A, Steele Amber C, Stuber Margaret L, Fahey John L   Preliminary evidence for lymphocyte distribution differences at rest and after acute psychological stress in PTSD-symptomatic women Brain, behavior, and immunity, 2005; 19(3): 243-51.
Glover Dorie A, Byrne Julianne, Mills James L, Robison Leslie L, Nicholson H Stacy, Meadows Anna, Zeltzer Lonnie K, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Impact of CNS treatment on mood in adult survivors of childhood leukemia: a report from the Children's Cancer Group Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2003; 21(23): 4395-401.
Glover Dorie A, Powers Mark B, Bergman Lyndsey, Smits Jasper A J, Telch Michael J, Stuber Margaret   Urinary dopamine and turn bias in traumatized women with and without PTSD symptoms Behavioural brain research, 2003; 144(1-2): 137-41.
Glover Dorie A, Poland Russell E   Urinary cortisol and catecholamines in mothers of child cancer survivors with and without PTSD Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2002; 27(7): 805-19.
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