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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
301-496-5248

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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