head shot of Dr. Gregory Goodrich

Dr. Goodrich received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1974 from Washington State University. His career with the US Department of Veterans Affairs began in 1974. He retired in 2014 after having served as supervisory research psychologist (Psychology Service) assigned to the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center.

He also served as the program coordinator for the Optometric Research Fellowship Program at the VA in Palo Alto. Since retirement he has become a volunteer at the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center and serves on a committee for the Blinded Veterans Association. He is also a member of the Governing Board for the Hall of Fame: Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field.

Dr. Goodrich has been an active member of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI) serving as its president, and past president. He also served as conference chair for the 2015 AERBVI Conference on Vision Loss in Older Adults and Veterans.

In addition to his volunteer activities, Dr. Goodrich is currently a research consultant on several projects. His primary areas of research are low vision reading and mobility and outcome studies. Most recently his research has focused on the treatment of polytrauma veterans with visual loss returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.