Professional Leadership & Service



AOA Committees

Optometry’s Meeting Continuing Education Committee, 2006 – 2009

Quality Improvement Committee, 2011 – 2012

Volunteer Engagement Committee, 2012 – 2013

Member Engagement Committee, 2013 – 2014

Evidence-Based Optometry Committee, 2012 – present

Clinical Practice Guideline Development Group

Methodologist/Author, Evidence-Based Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus (CPG3), 2014

Federal Relations Committee, Health Policy Institute Consultant, 2017 –

AOA Institutes

Health Policy Institute, 2017 – present

AOA Clinical Prctice Guideline Development

Author, Evidene-Based Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus (CPG), 2014

Author, Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination (CPG), 2015

Author, Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination (CPG), 2017

AOA Commissions

Member, Commission on Paraoptometric Certification

Executive Committee, 2010 – 2012

Continuing Education Committee 2010 – 2011

Marketing & Communications Committee, 2011 – 2012

AOA Councils

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)

Consultant, 2003 – present

Residency Site Accreditation Team, 2004 – present

Accreditation Standards Reviewer, 2005 – present

AOA Groups/Centers

Information and Member Services Group

Faculty Relations Committee, 2001 – 2002

 AOA Sections

 Vision Rehabilitation Section

Member, 1990 – 2016

Officer, Executive Council 1999-2010

2009-10            Immediate Past Chair

2008-09            Chair

2007-08            Chair-Elect

2005-07            Vice-Chair

2003-05            Secretary

1999-2003         Member-at-Large

Chair, Education Committee

Chair, State Associations Low Vision Committee Awareness Initiative

Chair, Sponsorship Committee

Chair, Communications Committee

Contact Lens and Cornea Section, Member, 1990 – 2005

Sports Vision Section, Member, 1992 – 1998

Binocular Vision Section, Member, 1990 – 1992

AOA Working Groups and Summits

CmQAI Workgroup, Author, Vision Rehabilitation Quality Measure, 2010

AOA Optometry’s CE Summit 2016:  Profession-wide Roundtable on Continuing Education, Invited Panelist

AOA Representative

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vision Health Initiative Strategic Planning Committee and Surveillance Sub-Committee Member, 2017

Optometry’s Meeting/AOA Congress

AOA Congressional Delegate 1995 – 2012

AOA Vision Rehabilitation Section

Arizona Optometric Association

California Optometric Association

Maryland Optometric Association

Ohio Optometric Association

AOA Affiliates

American Optometric Student Association

AOSA Member, Illinois College of Otpometry, 1986 – 1990

AOSA Student Chapter, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Faculty Advisor, 2014 – 2016

Michigan Optometric Association, Member, 1990 -1993

Low Vision Committee 1990 – 1993

Steering Committee, High Vision Games 1992 – 1993

Ohio Optometric Association, Member, 1992 – 2000

Founding Chair, Vision Rehabilitation Committee

Executive Planning Committee, East West Eye Conference

Education Committee, East West Eye Conference

New Technologies Committee

California Optometric Association, Member, 2000 – 2003

Health Care Delivery Systems Committee, 2001 – 2003

Orange County Optometric Society, President, 2002 – 2003, President-Elect, 2001 – 2002

Chair, Education Committee, 2000 – 2001

COA Congressional Delegate, 2002 – 2003

Arizona Optometric Association, Member, 2003 – 2008

Board of Directors, 2006 – 2008

Chair, Legislative Committee, 2005 – 2006

Chair, Driving Awareness Task Force, 2006 – 2007

Low Vision Rehabilitation Committee, 2003 – 2007

Maryland Optometric Association, Member, 2008 – 2012

Board of Directors, 2009 – 2011

MOA Liaison, Maryland Public Health Association, 2010 – 2012

Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2010 – 2011

Greater Baltimore Optometric Society, President, 2009 – 2011

GBOS Facebook Media Manager, 2009 – 2012

MOA Keyperson, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Representative Elijah Cummings, 2010 – 2012

Kansas Optometric Association

Affiliate Member, 2011 – 2013

Consultant, KOA Low Vision Committee

Pennsylvania Optometric Association

Member, 2014 – 2016     

Legislative Committee, 2014 – 2015

Vision Rehabilitation Committee, 2015 – 2016

Delegate, AOA Congressional Advocacy Conference, 2016

 Illinois Optometric Association, Member, 2016 – present


Association of Schools and Colleges in Optometry (ASCO)

ASCO Board of Directors 2014 – 2016

Chair, Government Affairs Committee 2015 – 2016


American Academy of Optometry (AAO) 1988 – present

Student/Faculty Liaison Committee, 2002 – 2003

Low Vision Section, Member, 1990 – present

Public Health & Environmental Vision Section, Member, 2008 – present

Diplomate, Public Health and Environmental Vision, 2012

Diplomate Committee, 2014 – present


National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute (NIH/NEI)

National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Committee, 2012-2013

(recused from Committee 2013 to serve on NASEM Committee)

Healthy Vision 2020 Awards, Panel Member 2002-2010


 National Academies of Science, Engineering, And Medicine (NASEM)

(formerly Institute of Medicine)

Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health, 2014-2016


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Review Panel, “Improving Access to Eye Care Among Persons at Risk for Glaucoma”, 2014

Vision Health Initiative (VHI), Strategic Planning Committee, Surveillance Sub-Committee, 2017


United States Department of Defense, Vision Research Program (VRP)

Member, Congressionally Directed Medical Review Panel (CDMRP)

Vision Research Grants Study Section, 2014 and 2016


Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member, 2007 –  present

Clinical Care Section, 2007 – present

ARVO Advocacy Committee, 2009 – 2012

Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Steering Committee, 2008 – 2014

WEAVR Silent Auction Committee, 2009 – 2016

ARVO Professional Development and Education Committee, 2013 – 2017 and Chair-Elect, 2016 – 2017 

 American Public Health Association (APHA), Member, 2007 – present

APHA Vision Care Section, 2007 – present

Section Councilor, 2011 – 2013

Chair, Awards Committee, 2013 – 2015

Abstract Reviewer, Annual Meeting Program

APHA Ethics Section, 2015 – present



Member, 2010 – present

Translation and Dissemination Advisory Committee, 2013 – 2015

Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)

Member, 2010 –

Policy Committee 2013 – 2015


American Health Information Management Association

Member, 2010 – 2012


Maryland Public Health Association (MdPHA)

Member, 2010 – 2012

MDPHA Eye and Vision Section, Founding Chair, 2011 – 2012


Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group – United States (CEVG)

Advisory Committee, 2016 – present

Peer Reviewer

Journal Manuscript Review:

Ophthalmic Epidemiology

Optometry and Vision Science

Clinical and Experimental Optometry

Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association

Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair

International Journal of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology:  Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Scientific Grants Review:      

Healthy Vision 2020 Awards, National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health; Panel Member, 2002 – 2010

Congressionally Directed Medical Review Program (CDMRP), United States Department of Defense, Vision Research Program (VRP), 2014 Study Section Panel, 2016 Study Section Panel

Improving Access to Eye Care Among Persons at Risk of Glaucoma Panel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 Grant Review Panel

Professional Programs:     

Annual Meeting Education Abstracts Review, American Public Health Association, 2011 – 2014


State of Michigan, Commission for the Blind, Optometric Consultant for Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Independent Living Program, Youth Services, 1990-1993

 State of Ohio, Rehabilitation Services Commission, Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI), Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Consultant; bioptic driving program licensure and evaluation;

 State of Ohio, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Professional Consultant, 1996-2000

 State of Ohio Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH, formerly Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps), Consultant; eye and vision care coverage and referral policy and protocol expansion language for doctors of optometry, 1995-1997

State of California, Noridian Healthcare, Professional advisory Panel, Consultant to Medical Director; Medicare Carrier Policy for Vision Impairment and Rehabilitation, 2002-2003

State of Arizona, Department of Transportation, Consultant; expansion of eye and vision policy language for licensure; state-wide bioptic driving rules and regulatory language, 2004-2006

State of Kansas, House of Representatives, Conference presentation at state capitol to state representatives on eye and vision care coverage/expansion and prioritization for individuals with visual impairment, 2011

State of Maryland, Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform  Analysis of health plans, benefits review and benchmark plan selection for State of Maryland, appointed by the Governor’s Office to the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council (HCRCC) and Essential Health Benefit (EHB) Advisory Committee, 2012 – 2014

National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH) National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Committee, Develop and implement NEI objectives and program goals for the nation 2012-2013 (recused to serve on NASEM Committee

National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM; formerly Institute of Medicine) Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health, Outline population health strategies to promote eye health and reduce vision impairment and its impacts in the United States, 2014 – 2016

Other Scholarly Work

Developer, directed implementation of new 3rd Professional Year didactic and clinical curriculum in chronic vision impairment and rehabilitation, Southern California College of Optometry and the Optometric Center of Fullerton, 2001-2003

Editor, Principles and Practices of Low Vision Rehabilitation, distance educational programs service and web platform for continuing professional education and development, 2008 – 2012

Primary Author, National Vision Rehabilitation Quality Measure, Commission on Quality Improvement and Assessment, Vision Rehabilitation Section, American Optometric Association, 2008-2009

Director, developer of nationwide vision impairment and rehabilitation optometric clinical research network, Lions Vision Rehabilitation and Research Center, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2008 – 2012

Development team for inaugural distance graduate education program in Public Health Informatics for Schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), 2010-12

Research protocol development and implementation, Office of Women in Science and Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2010 – 2012

Extramural Funding

Dates:  6-1-07 to 5-31-12, Title: A Model Transdisciplinary Health Care Team for Low Vision Rehabilitation, National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health, Principal Investigator:  Lori Grover, OD

Dates:  2013 (submitted; revised), Title: Reducing Overuse of Diagnostic Testing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Principal Investigator: Jodi Segal, MD, MPH, Co-Investigator:  Lori Grover, OD, PhD

Dates:   2015 (pending resubmission), Title:  Conjoint Analysis for Comparative Effectiveness Research and Outcomes Assessment in the Care of Older Adults with Chronic Vision Impairment, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Principal Investigator:  Lori Grover, OD, PhD

Dates:  2016 (UG1 submitted), Title:  Comparative Effectiveness Research & Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEVS), National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health, Principal Investigator:  Kay Dickerson, PhD, Consultant Co-Investigator: Lori Grover, OD, PhD