United States of America
Valerie Hoover, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with medical populations, especially individuals with cardiac issues and/or those experiencing difficulty making lifestyle behavior changes. In addition to completing a clinical psychology doctoral program with a focus in health psychology, Dr. Hoover also completed a health psychology residency at Rush University Medical Center, and a primary care post-doctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Hoover has always been drawn to this line of work because of her passion for helping individuals to overcome obstacles and make meaningful changes to their physical health and emotional and social well-being. In her free time, Dr. Hoover enjoys spending time with her husband and bloodhound, scuba diving, biking and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Hoover's research interests include translating behavioral weight management interventions to the Cardiology setting, and developing novel interventions to improve biopsychosocial outcomes in Cardiology.
DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AND CAUCASIAN WOMEN TO EXTENDED-CARE PROGRAMS FOR OBESITY MANAGEMENT ETHNICITY & DISEASE Rickel, K. A., Milsom, V. A., Ross, K. M., Hoover, V. J., Peterson, N. D., Perri, M. G. 2011; 21 (2): 170-175
Preventing breast cancer recurrence through a tailored lifestyle intervention: The MyLIFE (My Lifestyle Intervention with Food and Exercise) Trial Rationale and Study Design JOURNAL OF CLINICAL TRIALS Labyak, C., Daily, K., Samiian, L., Ward, S., Wallet, S., Perri, M., Hoover, V., Snetslaar, L., Shelnutt, K., DiGioia, K., Acosta, A., Young, L., Mathews, A. 2014
DIETARY RESTRAINT AND WEIGHT CHANGE IN COLLEGE WOMEN PARTICIPATING IN A WEIGHT GAIN PREVENTION PROGRAM Hoover, V., Middleton, K., Medina, K., Lespinasse, D., Maurer, S., Minski, S., Alabduljabbar, M., von Castel-Roberts, K., Perri, M. SPRINGER. 2014: S115–S115