Dorothy Glover, Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Trained as an experimental psychologist, Dr. Glover's research focuses on the relationship between behavioral, psychological and neurobiological manifestations of acute (traumatic) and chronic stress. Through naturalistic and laboratory-challenge studies of neuroendocrine, immune, psychophysiological and neuroimaging indicators, Dr. Glover examines 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.

Work Titles
UCLA Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Associate Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Ph.D., Dept of Psychology, UCLA, 1996
1997 - American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
Honors and Awards:
2002 - NIMH, K01 Career Development Award
1998 - National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Contact Information:

Email Address:

Work Phone Number:

310 794-1642

Mailing Address:

760 Westwood Plaza

Detailed Biography:

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.


A selected list of publications:

Loeb Tamra Burns, Holloway Ian W, Galvan Frank H, Wyatt Gail E, Myers Hector F, Glover Dorie A, Zhang Muyu, Liu Honghu   Associations between intimate partner violence and posttraumatic stress symptom severity in a multiethnic sample of men with histories of childhood sexual abuse Violence and victims, 2014; 29(3): 451-63.
Williams John K, Glover Dorie A, Wyatt Gail E, Kisler Kimberly, Liu Honghu, Zhang Muyu   A sexual risk and stress reduction intervention designed for HIV-positive bisexual African American men with childhood sexual abuse histories American journal of public health, 2013; 103(8): 1476-84.
Glover Dorie A, Williams John K, Kisler Kimberly A   Using novel methods to examine stress among HIV-positive African American men who have sex with men and women Journal of behavioral medicine, 2013; 36(3): 283-94.
Lester Patricia, Saltzman William R, Woodward Kirsten, Glover Dorie, Leskin Gregory A, Bursch Brenda, Pynoos Robert, Beardslee William   Evaluation of a family-centered prevention intervention for military children and families facing wartime deployments American journal of public health, 2012; 102 Suppl 1(3): S48-54.
Mohlman Jan, Eldreth Dana A, Price Rebecca B, Chazin Daniel, Glover Dorie A   Predictors of unsuccessful magnetic resonance imaging scanning in older generalized anxiety disorder patients and controls Journal of behavioral medicine, 2012; 35(1): 19-26.
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.
Robles Theodore F, Shetty Vivek, Zigler Corwin M, Glover Dorie A, Elashoff David, Murphy Debra, Yamaguchi Masaki   The feasibility of ambulatory biosensor measurement of salivary alpha amylase: Relationships with self-reported and naturalistic psychological stress Biological psychology, 2011; 86(1): 50-6.
Glover Dorie A, Loeb Tamra Burns, Carmona Jennifer Vargas, Sciolla Andres, Zhang Muyu, Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E   Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure predict posttraumatic stress symptoms and biomarkers in ethnic minority women Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD), 2010; 11(2): 152-73.
Lester Patricia, Peterson Kris, Reeves James, Knauss Larry, Glover Dorie, Mogil Catherine, Duan Naihua, Saltzman William, Pynoos Robert, Wilt Katherine, Beardslee William   The long war and parental combat deployment: effects on military children and at-home spouses Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010; 49(4): 310-20.
Glover, Garcia-Aracena, Lester, Rice, Rothram-Borus   Stress Biomarkers as Outcomes for HIV+ Prevention: Participation, Feasibility and Findings Among HIV+ Latina and African American Mothers AIDS and behavior, 2009; .
Mohlman Jan, Price Rebecca B, Eldreth Dana A, Chazin Daniel, Glover Dorie M, Kates Wendy R   The relation of worry to prefrontal cortex volume in older adults with and without generalized anxiety disorder Psychiatry research, 2009; 173(2): 121-7.
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   Allostatic load in women with and without PTSD symptoms Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2006; 1071(8): 442-7.
Myers Cynthia D, Tsao Jennie C I, Glover Dorie A, Kim Su C, Turk Norman, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Sex, gender, and age: contributions to laboratory pain responding in children and adolescents The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society, 2006; 7(8): 556-64.
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.
Delahanty Douglas, Glover Dorie, Golier Julia   Neurobiology of memory and dissociation in trauma survivors Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2004; 1032(6): 183-5.
Seitzman Robin L, Glover Dorie A, Meadows Anna T, Mills James L, Nicholson H Stacy, Robison Leslie L, Byrne Julianne, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Self-concept in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a cooperative Children's Cancer Group and National Institutes of Health study Pediatric blood & cancer, 2004; 42(3): 230-40.
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.
Tsao Jennie C I, Glover Dorie A, Bursch Brenda, Ifekwunigwe Muriel, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Laboratory pain reactivity and gender: relationship to school nurse visits and school absences Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 2002; 23(4): 217-24.
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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