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Laura Gressler is on the forefront of medical research.
She not only teaches at UAMS, but also works with the Veterans Administration and the Center for Devices & Radiological Health at the Food & Drug Administration.
She has also collaborated on research projects with the Department of Defense and the National Health Council through Scientia LLC, a company she co-founded with her husband.
Gressler’s passion lies with helping “vulnerable populations,” which is reflected in her work. Her research interests include opioid use, the regulation and postmarket evaluation of medical devices and assessing contraceptive care for active duty servicewomen.
In her spare time, Gressler volunteers at Hendrix College Career Services and presents at the Museum of Discovery’s STEM for Girls program. Gressler hopes to show “working in health care does not mean you have to be a doctor or nurse; there are other crucial roles you can have that greatly impact public health.”
In the future, Gressler hopes to continue her research, become a full professor at UAMS and work to improve public health.