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NEI’s spokespeople can provide reporters with expert opinion, comment, and analysis on a broad range of topics.

Ready to schedule an interview? Call 301-496-5248 or email the NEI Office of Communications.

Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.

Retinal development; Regulation of gene expression in the retina; Genetics and disease mechanisms underlying inherited retinal and macular diseases; Aging of the retina; Age-related macular degeneration; Diabetic retinopathy

Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric ophthalmology; Genetics

Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D.

Behavioral science; Psychological science; Cognitive neuroscience; Low vision

Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D.

Ophthalmology; Research; Corneal surgery; Ocular infectious diseases

Emily Y. Chew, M.D.

Retinal diseases; Age-related macular degeneration; Diabetic retinopathy; Clinical trials Epidemiology; Nutrition and vision

George A. McKie, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Corneal Diseases; Ocular Infection; Inflammation Immunology

Hanna Rodriguez Coleman, M.D.

Ophthalmology; Retinal diseases; Diabetic macular edema; Age-related macular degeneration

James C. Tsai, M.D., M.B.A.

Ophthalmology; Glaucoma Research

Judy E. Kim, M.D.

Ophthalmology; Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery; Diabetic eye disease; Age-related macular degeneration

Jullia A. Rosdahl, M.D., Ph.D.

Ophthalmology; Glaucoma; Patient education

Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D.

Retinal neuroscience; Retinal development; Molecular genetics

Mark E. Wilkinson, O.D.

Optometry; Low Vision; Vision Rehabilitation

Michael A. Steinmetz, Ph.D.

Neuroscience; Visual Processing; Visual System Circuitry

Suber S. Huang, M.D., M.B.A.

Ophthalmology; Retina; Diabetic Eye Disease

Susan Vitale, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Epidemiology of ocular diseases and vision disorders; Myopia; Vision health services research

Wadih Zein, M.D.

Ophthalmology; Pediatric Ophthalmology; Adult Strabismus; Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function

Wei Li, Ph.D.

Basic Research; Retinal Neurophysiology; Retinal Cell Structure and Circuitry