DAA Winner: Lori Latowski Grover, ’85

Lori Latowski Grover, ’85When it comes to professional dedication, Lori Grover doesn’t just “talk the talk”—she’s got a pile of frequent flyer miles to prove her passion. A nationally recognized clinician and educator, she commutes during the year several times each month from her family’s home in Scottsdale, Arizona, to work at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. At the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Grover serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the Wilmer Eye Institute and Director of Research in the Office of Women in Science and Medicine.

A clinical specialist in vision impairment and low-vision rehabilitation, Grover also collaborates with other health care professionals on evaluating and improving their care delivery eye care programs. She has been intensely involved in serving her profession, as past chair of the American Optometric Association (AOA) Vision Rehabilitation Section Executive Council and current member of the AOA Evidence Based Care Committee. She was recently elected to serves as a Vision Care Section Councilor of the American Public Health Association and was recently appointed to the Prevent Blindness America Board of Directors. Grover is a former board member of with the Arizona Optometric Association and past President of the Greater Baltimore Optometric Society.

As the recipient of a five-year National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Training Grant award, Grover completed her is also finishing a doctorate in Health Services Research and Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

On top of her work and professional service, Grover regularly publishes journal articles and presents at professional gatherings across the country. Among many awards, she was recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in Optometry by the National Academies of Practice, named to the inaugural Leadership Program for Women Faculty by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and received 2004 Alumna of the Year honors from her other alma mater, the Illinois College of Optometry.

Grover also holds certificates in public health economics and public health informatics from the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A member of Delta Gamma and president of the Panhellenic Council while a student, Grover is a current Albion College admission volunteer. She is married to her Albion sweetheart, Michael Grover, ’86. The couple and their daughter, Kate, live in Scottsdale.