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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
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
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.
Program Director, Fundamental Retinal Processes Program Division of Extramural Research
Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D., M.P.H. Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Laboratory of Immunology and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director of Intramural Research
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D. Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the National Eye Institute
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.
Research Epidemiologist, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
Wei Li, Ph.D. Wei Li, Ph.D.
Chief, Retinal Neurophysiology Unit
Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D. Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D.
Program Director, Perception and Psychophysics, Low Vision and Blindness Rehabilitation, Division of Extramural Research
Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D. Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Chief, Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease
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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