Laura Schopp, PhD,ABPP

Dr. Laura Schopp is a Professor in the MU Department of Health Psychology and Director of the T.E. Atkins University of Missouri System Wellness Program, which conducts population health management for the approximately 41,000 covered lives in the University of Missouri System. She completed two NIH fellowships (rehabilitation psychology and health informatics) and is a health psychologist and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. She spent her early career studying health promotion and health service delivery for persons with chronic health conditions and neurologic disabilities. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over $4.1M in grants and contracts, primarily in areas related to health and participation among persons with chronic health conditions and disabilities. She has received national and local awards such as the American Psychological Association Rehabilitation Psychology Early Career Award, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Mary Switzer Fellowship, the Brain Injury of the United States Young Investigator Award, the School of Health Professions Research Award, and the City of Columbia Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health Award. In recent years she has broadened her focus to include primary health promotion in workplace and community settings.