Laurie Kramer, PhD


Laurie Kramer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Illinois) who currently serves as Professor of Applied Psychology and Director of the University Honors Program at Northeastern University. She is also Emeritus Professor of Applied Family Studies at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kramer received her B.S. in Psychology from Stony Brook University in 1976 and her M.S. in Psychology from Long Island University in 1979. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1989 and performed her residency at Northwestern University Medical School and the Family Institute of Chicago. Dr. Kramer was the founding Director of the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois, which is aimed at enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families through multidisciplinary research, education and outreach. Her research focuses on the mechanisms by which young children can develop positive relationships with their siblings and her findings have been widely cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Time magazine, USA Today, MS-NBC, the Today Show, as well as in many popular press books, magazines and newspapers nationwide. She is the creator of the More Fun with Sisters and Brothers Program.