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Laura M Dimler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology757.352.4166

Laura M Dimler, Ph.D.


Dr. Laura Dimler was raised in Southern California. She attended Pepperdine University for her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Psychology, where she focused on clinical psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of California, Riverside, where she concentrated on the development and trajectory of child and adolescent externalizing behaviors. She has previously taught at Pepperdine University, California Baptist University and University of California, San Diego.

In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, learning about nutrition and natural, procreative methods to manage hormonal imbalances, baking and cooking new recipes, learning more about Scripture and the traditions that have stemmed from it, and spending time outside with her husband, son and rescue dog. Before their cross-country move, Dr. Dimler and her husband were active members of their Catholic church and led Bible studies and assisted with military marriage preparation. They are now active members at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.


Natsuaki, M. N. & Dimler, L. M. (2018). Pregnancy and child developmental outcomes after
preimplantation genetic screening: Meta-analytic and systematic reviews. World Journal of Pediatrics.


Association for Psychological Science
American Psychological Association
Society for Research in Child Development
Society for Research on Adolescence


  • UC Riverside Spotlight for Accountability & Integrity, 2016
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, 2016