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Social Reintegration and Mental Health Program


Scientific Program Manager

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Shirley Groer, PhD

Shirley Groer, PhD, received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining VA Central Office, she was a field-based VA investigator, researching a variety of topics including assistive technology and its impact on Veteran’s lives, quality of life and traumatic brain injury, and interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder. In the field she mentored Masters and Doctoral students in research methodology and statistics, presented at many rehabilitation conferences and has over 90 publications that focus on rehabilitation. Dr Groer is currently the Editor for the VA Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development.

For inquiries regarding the RR&D Social Reintegration and Mental Health Program, please contact:
email Shirley Groer, PhD or phone (202) 443-5767.