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Spokesperson Biographies

National Eye Health Education Program


Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D. Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D.
Ophthalmology; Research; Corneal surgery; Ocular infectious diseases
Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, M.P.H., MCHES Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, M.P.H., MCHES
Public health education/health promotion; Health communication; Community outreach; Healthy literacy; Cultural competency
Anne L. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D. Anne L. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.
Ophthalmology; Research; Glaucoma; Public Health
Hanna Rodriguez Coleman, M.D. Hanna Rodriguez Coleman, M.D.
Ophthalmology; Retinal diseases; Diabetic macular edema; Age-related macular degeneration
Mary Lou Jackson, M.D. Mary Lou Jackson, M.D.
Ophthalmology; Vision Rehabilitation
Judy E. Kim, M.D. Judy E. Kim, M.D.
Ophthalmology; Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery; Diabetic eye disease; Age-related macular degeneration
Suber S. Huang, M.D., M.B.A. Suber S. Huang, M.D., M.B.A.
Ophthalmology; Retina; Diabetic Eye Disease
Edwin C. Marshall, O.D., M.S., M.P.H. Edwin C. Marshall, O.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Optometry; Health Disparities; Public Health
Jullia A. Rosdahl, M.D., Ph.D. Jullia A. Rosdahl, M.D., Ph.D.
Ophthalmology; Glaucoma; Patient education
James C. Tsai, M.D., M.B.A., M.A. (Hon) James C. Tsai, M.D., M.B.A.
Ophthalmology; Glaucoma; Research
Mark E. Wilkinson, O.D. Mark E. Wilkinson, O.D.
Optometry; Low Vision; Vision Rehabilitation

National Eye Institute


Rachel J. Bishop, M.D., M.P.H. Rachel J. Bishop, M.D., M.P.H.
General ophthalmology; Ocular graft-versus-host disease
Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D. Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric ophthalmology; Genetics
Emily Y. Chew, M.D. Emily Y. Chew, M.D.
Retinal diseases; Age-related macular degeneration; Diabetic retinopathy; Nutrition and vision
Manuel B. Datiles III, M.D. Manuel B. Datiles III, M.D.
Cataract development, prevention, treatment; Lens imaging/monitoring systems, implantation
Frederick L. Ferris III, M.D. Frederick L. Ferris III, M.D.
Retinal diseases; Age-related macular degeneration; Diabetic retinopathy; Clinical trials
George A. McKie, D.V.M., Ph.D. George A. McKie, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Corneal Diseases; Ocular Infection; Inflammation; Immunology
Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D. Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D.
Retinal neuroscience; Retinal development; Molecular genetics
Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D., M.P.H. Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D., M.P.H.
Mechanisms and treatments of ocular inflammation (uveitis); Ocular immunology; Ocular complications of AIDS; Cytomegalovirus retinitis
Eleanor Schron, Ph.D., R.N. Eleanor Schron, Ph.D., R.N.
Collaborative Clinical Research; Evaluation, development, and management of Phase II and III clinical trials
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D. Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Retina; Retinitis pigmentosa; X-linked retinoschisis; Stargardt disease; Leber congenital amaurosis
Michael A. Steinmetz, Ph.D. Michael A. Steinmetz, Ph.D.
Neuroscience; Visual processing; visual system circuitry
Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.
Regulation of gene expression in the retina; Genetics and disease mechanisms underlying inherited retinal and macular diseases
Susan Vitale, Ph.D., M.H.S. Susan Vitale, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Epidemiology of ocular diseases and vision disorders; Myopia; Vision health services research
Wei Li, Ph.D. Wei Li, Ph.D.
Basic research; Retinal neurophysiology; Retinal cell structure and circuitry
Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D. Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D.
Behavioral science; Psychological science; Cognitive neuroscience; Low vision
Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D. Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Ophthalmology; Retina; Age-related macular degeneration; Diabetic eye diseases
Jerome R. Wujek, Ph.D. Jerome R. Wujek, Ph.D.
Small business grants; Research resources
Wadih Zein, M.D. Wadih Zein, M.D.
Ophthalmology; Pediatric ophthalmology; Adult strabismus; Ophthalmic genetics and visual function


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