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Press Contacts and Spokespeople

Working on a story about vision research or eye health? NEI can connect reporters and members of the media with the latest information on vision research.

Contact NEI’s Press Office

Claudia Costabile
Media Relations

Dustin Hays
Chief, Science Communications

NEI Office of Communications

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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

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 Brooks

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

Pediatric ophthalmology; Genetics
Cheri Wiggs

Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D.

Behavioral science; Psychological science; Cognitive neuroscience; Low vision
Emily Chew

Emily Y. Chew, M.D.

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

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

Ophthalmology; Glaucoma Research
Judy Kim

Judy E. Kim, M.D.

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

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

Ophthalmology; Glaucoma; Patient education
LIsa Neuhold

Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D.

Retinal neuroscience; Retinal development; Molecular genetics
Mark Wilkinson

Mark E. Wilkinson, O.D.

Optometry; Low Vision; Vision Rehabilitation
Susan Vitale.

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

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

Wadih Zein, M.D.

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

Wei Li, Ph.D.

Basic Research; Retinal Neurophysiology; Retinal Cell Structure and Circuitry