Dorothy (Dorie) A. Glover is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Following early clinical work in childhood autism, 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 a Professsor Emeritus. Dr. Glover directed 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 helped shape critical thinking skills among UCLA's first and second-year medical students.
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