The NEHEP Planning Group is made up of experts in eye health, health education, health communication, and community outreach. Planning Group members bring a wide range of knowledge about eye health and experience with populations at higher risk for eye disease.

Planning Group members:

  • Recommend NEHEP program priorities
  • Provide advice on the development, implementation, and evaluation of NEHEP activities
  • Review and help refine NEHEP materials and resources
  • Facilitate cooperation among the NEHEP Partnership

Goal and objectives

Planning Group members also carry out activities to help accomplish the goal and objectives outlined in NEHEP’s strategic plan.

NEHEP’s goal is to work in collaboration with strategic partners to promote eye health as a public health priority and prevent vision loss through outreach and education.

NEHEP’s strategic plan describes this goal and outlines NEHEP’s objectives around partnerships, outreach, education content, and evaluation for the next 4 years. Explore the NEHEP Strategic Plan 2020-2023 PDF (2 MB).

Planning Group members

Jullia A. Rosdahl, M.D., Ph.D. (chair), Duke Eye Center, Duke University

Royce W.S. Chen, M.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center 

Hanna Rodriguez Coleman, M.D., New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia

Zelia M. Correa, M.D., Ph.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Anju Goyal, M.D., Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Judy E. Kim, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

Eydie Miller-Ellis, M.D., Scheie Eye Institute, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Janet Leasher, O.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.O., College of Optometry/College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University

Michael Maldonado, O.D., Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Susan A. Primo, O.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.O., Emory Eye Center, Emory University School of Medicine

James Tsai, M.D., M.B.A., New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai

Mark E. Wilkinson, O.D., Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Last updated: July 30, 2021