Aug. 24, 2021
MU School of Health Professions Dean Kristofer Hagglund has named Eric S. Hart, Psy.D, interim chair of the Department of Health Psychology. Dr. Hart directs adult neuropsychology services and is a board-certified neuropsychologist and clinical professor. He has served as associate department chair since 2016.
“Dr. Hart has a wealth of experience and has led many initiatives for the department,” said Dean Hagglund. “He will be a steady guide until a new chair arrives.”
Dr. Hart will replace Laura Schopp, PhD, who will retire in September after 26 years of service at the university.
Dr. Hart’s work focuses on the rehabilitation of patients with a wide range of brain injuries. He served as president of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri from 2013–15 and is a current member of the Missouri Brian Injury Advisory Council. Recently, he was the co-principal investigator for a $1.2 million grant regarding the opioid crisis in Missouri from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Hart received the MU School of Health Professions Excellence in Clinical Service Award in 2016, and he has been named Supervisor of the Year by the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium for several years.
Dr. Hart earned a bachelor of science in psychology from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University. He completed a master’s degree in counseling psychology and doctorate in clinical psychology at the Adler University.