Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Resilience Among Caregivers of Injured Service Members: Finding the Strengths in CaregivingArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  100:S76-S84. 2019
2018 Suicide and traumatic brain injury: a review by clinical researchers from the National Institute for Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and Veterans Health Administration Traumatic Brain Injury Model SystemsCurrent Opinion in Psychology.  22:73-78. 2018
2018 Change in body mass index within the first-year post-injury: a VA Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) model systems studyBrain Injury.  32:986-993. 2018
2018 Rehabilitation referral for patients with irreversible vision impairment seen in a public safety-net eye clinicJAMA Ophthalmology.  136:400-408. 2018
2018 Longitudinal Examination of Resilience After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems StudyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  99:264-271. 2018
2017 Characteristics of Firearm Brain Injury Survivors in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) National Database: A Comparison of Assault and Self-Inflicted Injury SurvivorsArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  98:2288-2294. 2017
2017 A review of the literature on pediatric concussions and Return-to-Learn (RTL): Implications for RTL policy, research, and practiceRehabilitation Psychology.  62:300-323. 2017
2017 Examination of Teacher Knowledge, Dissemination Preferences, and Classroom Management of Student Concussions: Implications for Return-to-Learn ProtocolsHealth Promotion Practice.  18:428-436. 2017
2017 Academic Difficulty and Vision Symptoms in Children with ConcussionOptometry and Vision Science.  94:60-67. 2017
2017 Factors associated with rehabilitation outcomes after traumatic brain injury: Comparing functional outcomes between TBIMS centers using hierarchical linear modelingJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  32:E1-E10. 2017
2017 Predictors of employment outcomes in veterans with traumatic brain injury: A VA traumatic brain injury model systems studyJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  32:271-282. 2017
2017 Rehospitalization over 10 Years among Survivors of TBI: A National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems StudyJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  32:147-157. 2017
2017 Relationship stability after traumatic brain injury among veterans and service members: A VA TBI model systems studyJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  32:234-244. 2017
2016 Impact of religious attendance on psychosocial outcomes for individuals with traumatic brain injury: A NIDILRR funded TBI Model Systems studyBrain Injury.  30:1605-1611. 2016
2016 Incidence and risk factors of posttraumatic seizures following traumatic brain injury: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems StudyEpilepsia.  57:1968-1977. 2016
2016 Twelve-month recovery of medical decision-making capacity following traumatic brain injuryNeurology.  87:1052-1059. 2016
2016 Prognostic models for predicting posttraumatic seizures during acute hospitalization, and at 1 and 2 years following traumatic brain injuryEpilepsia.  57:1503-1514. 2016
2016 Health literacy in older adults with and without low visionAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  70. 2016
2016 Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Correlates of Anxiety at 1 Year after Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:701-707. 2016
2016 Resilience Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems StudyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:708-713. 2016
2016 Feasibility, Patient Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Culturally Informed, Health Promotion Program to Improve Glaucoma Medication Adherence among African Americans: " G laucoma Management O ptimism for A frican Americans L iving with Glaucoma" (GOAL)Current Eye Research.  41:50-58. 2016
2016 Neurocognitive models of medical decision-making capacity in traumatic brain injury across injury severityJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  31:E49-E59. 2016
2016 Trajectories of life satisfaction over the first 10 years after traumatic brain injury: Race, gender, and functional abilityJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  31:167-179. 2016
2015 Trajectories of Life Satisfaction After Traumatic Brain Injury: Influence of Life Roles, Age, Cognitive Disability, and Depressive SymptomsRehabilitation Psychology.  60:353-364. 2015
2014 Post-traumatic epilepsy: Current and emerging treatment optionsNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.  10:1469-1477. 2014
2014 Recovery over 6 months of medical decision-making capacity after traumatic brain injuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  95:2296-2303. 2014
2014 Strategic Planning for Recruitment and Retention of Older African Americans in Health Promotion Research Programs.Journal of health disparities research and practice.  7:14-33. 2014
2013 Recovery Over 6 Months of Medical Decision-Making Capacity After Traumatic Brain InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation2013
2013 Glaucoma medication adherence among African Americans: Program developmentOptometry and Vision Science.  90:883-897. 2013
2012 Financial capacity following traumatic brain injury: A six-month longitudinal studyRehabilitation Psychology.  57:5-12. 2012
2012 Neurocognitive predictors of financial capacity in traumatic brain injuryJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  27. 2012
2012 Determinants of medication adherence to topical glaucoma therapyJournal of Glaucoma.  21:234-240. 2012
2010 The personal burden of decreased vision-targeted health-related quality of life in nursing home residentsJournal of Aging and Health.  22:504-521. 2010
2009 Efficient assessment of social problem-solving abilities in medical and rehabilitation settings: A rasch analysis of the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-RevisedJournal of Clinical Psychology.  65:653-669. 2009
2009 Family caregiver social problem-solving abilities and adjustment to caring for a relative with vision lossInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  50:1585-1592. 2009
2009 Family functioning and low vision: A systematic reviewJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.  103:137-149. 2009
2008 Cognitive Predictors of Medical Decision-Making Capacity in Traumatic Brain InjuryRehabilitation Psychology.  53:486-497. 2008
2008 Cognitive appraisals, distress and disability among persons in low vision rehabilitationBritish Journal of Health Psychology.  13:449-461. 2008
2008 Adolescent psychiatric patients and their parents: Comparison with a non-clinical cohortInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.  20:405-418. 2008
2007 Development of a nursing home vision-targeted health-related quality of life questionnaire for older adultsAging and Mental Health.  11:722-733. 2007
2007 Family Caregivers of Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: Predicting Caregivers at Risk for Probable DepressionRehabilitation Psychology.  52:351-357. 2007
2006 Focus groups with persons who have age-related macular degeneration: Emotional issuesRehabilitation Psychology.  51:23-29. 2006
2005 Tactile analogue scale instrument for investigation of low vision patient psychological characteristicsInternational Congress Series.  1282:125-128. 2005
2005 Social problem-solving abilities and psychological adjustment of persons in low vision rehabilitationRehabilitation Psychology.  50:232-238. 2005
2005 Impairment and partial recovery of medical decision-making capacity in traumatic brain injury: A 6-month longitudinal studyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  86:889-895. 2005
2004 Caregiver social problem solving abilities and family member adjustment following congestive heart failureJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  11:151-157. 2004
2004 Binge drinking and college students: An investigation of social problem-solving abilitiesJournal of College Student Development.  45:303-315. 2004
2004 Violent couples: Coping and communication skillsJournal of Family Violence.  19:131-137. 2004
2004 Social problem-solving abilities and health behaviors among persons with recent-onset spinal cord injuryJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  11:7-13. 2004
2000 Measuring patient symptom change on rural psychiatry units: Utility of the symptom checklist-90 revisedJournal of Clinical Psychiatry.  61:493-497. 2000

Chapter

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2008 Social Problem Solving, Personality Disorder, and Substance Abuse.  67-89. 2008
2006 Assessing competency in patients with Alzheimer's disease 2006

Principal Investigator On

  • Enhancing Glaucoma Medication Adherence Among African Americans  awarded by National Eye Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Caregivers of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Field-Initiated Program  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2015 - 2016
  • Mental Health Services for Persons and Families with Vision Impairments  awarded by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama 2014 - 2016
  • Continuation: Mental Health Services for Persons and Families with Vision Impairments  awarded by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama 2013 - 2015
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Caregivers of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)  awarded by Department of Education 2012 - 2015
  • Evaluation of the Lakeshore Foundation Lima Foxtrot Programs for Injured Military  awarded by LAKESHORE FOUNDATION 2011 - 2014
  • Career Development Award  awarded by Research to Prevent Blindness 2009 - 2013
  • Continuation - Mental Health Services for Persons and Families with Vision Impairments  awarded by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama 2012 - 2013
  • Problem Solving Training and Low Vision Rehabilitation  awarded by National Eye Institute/NIH/DHHS 2006 - 2013
  • Continuation: Mental Health Services for Persons and Families with Vision Impairments  awarded by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama 2011 - 2012
  • Continuation: Mental Health Services for Persons and Family with Vision Impairments  awarded by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama 2010 - 2012
  • Mental Health Services for Person and Families with Vision Impairments  awarded by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama 2009 - 2011
  • Problem Solving Training and Low Vision Rehabilitation  awarded by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama 2006 - 2011
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Central Michigan University 2002
  • Full Name

  • Laura Dreer