Spokesperson Biographies

The National Eye Institute spokespersons are available to provide expert opinion, comment, and analysis on a broad range of topics on eye health and vision research. Please contact our Press Office to schedule an interview with one of our spokespersons.

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

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
Robert A. Copeland, Jr., M.D.
Robert A. Copeland, Jr., M.D.
Ophthalmology; Corneal and External Diseases; Uveitis
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
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
Last Reviewed: 
May 2015