Faculty

  • Margaret Bailey, OD

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    Assistant Professor

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    Office location: HPB 521

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia, concussion, myopia, Spanish, patients with special needs

  • Keisha Brown, OD

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 975-2020

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests:Community health, primary care, clinical teaching, medical optometry, ophthalmology/optometry practice

  • Claudio Busettini, PhD, DrEng

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    Associate Professor
    Co-Director, Vestibular-Oculomotor Research Clinic

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    (205) 934-2601
    Office location: HPB 444

    Teaching/research interests: Anatomy, physiology and pathology of eye movements to professional and undergraduate/graduate students.

  • Terri L. Call, OD

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    Assistant Professor
    Director, Primary Care Clinic

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    Office location: HPB 525

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Clinical methods and skills, injections and minor surgical procedures, ocular disease

  • Jianzhong Chen, PhD

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 934-8230
    Office location: VH 390E

    Teaching/research interests: Ocular Surface

  • Katherine Allison Clore, OD

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    Associate Professor
    Director, Continuing Education 

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    Office location: HPB 509

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Contact Lenses and Anterior Segment of the Eye

  • Dawn K. DeCarlo OD, MS, MSPH

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    Professor

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    (205) 488-0736
    Office location: Callahan Eye Hospital, Suite 405

    Teaching/research interests:Pediatric vision impairment and age-related macular degeneration

  • Keshia S. Elder, OD, MS, FAAO

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    Associate Professor
    Director, Externship Program

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    Office location: HPB 511

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Ocular manifestations of autoimmune disorders, the effect of various contact lens materials and corneal surgeries on dry eye syndrome and health disparities related to primary eye care

  • Timothy Gawne, PhD

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    Professor

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    (205) 934-5495
    Office location: HPB 514

    Teaching/research interests: Information processing in the nervous system; retinal signal processing and the development of myopia ("emmetropization"), cerebral cortical dynamics and schizophrenia; science fiction and AI.

  • Marina Gorbatyuk, PhD

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    Professor

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    (205) 943-6762
    Office location: VH 443

    Teaching/research interests:VS 112 Physiology of the Eye; VS 745 Biology and Pathology of the Posterior Segment

  • Adam Gordon, OD, MPH, FAAO

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    Chair, Department of Optometry and Vision Science
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Director, Cornea and Contact Lens Service
    Coordinator, Residency Program in Cornea and Contact Lenses

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    Office location: HPB 507

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Contact lenses in normal and diseased eyes, medical applications of contact lenses, ophthalmic optics

  • Amy B. Logan, OD

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    Assistant Professor

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    Office location: HPB G060

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

  • Kristine B. Hopkins, OD, MSPH, FAAO

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    Professor
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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    Office location: HPB 520

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Eye teaming and focusing disorders (convergence insufficiency, strabismus, etc), amblyopia, and pediatric vision

  • Juan “Jenny” Huang, PhD, OD, MPH

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    Assistant Professor

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    Office location: HPB 523

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

  • Timothy W. Kraft, PhD

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    Professor
    Interim Associate Dean for Research

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    (205) 975-2885
    Office location: VH 346

  • John M. Laurent, OD, PhD, FAAO

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    Associate Professor

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    Office location: HPB 526

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Specialty contact lenses

  • Lei Liu, PhD, FAAO

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    Associate Professor

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    (205) 996-6627
    Office location: HPB 502

    Teaching/research interests: Binocular vision, eye movement, visual function assessment, low vision rehabilitation

  • Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO

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    Professor
    Associate Vice President for Research and Professor

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    (205) 975-3497
    Office location: AB 714 and HPB 502

    Teaching/research interests: Anterior segment, cornea, contact lenses, dry eye disease, meibomian gland disease

  • Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO

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    Dean

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    (205) 975-9935
    Office location: HPB, Dean Suite room 121A

    Teaching/research interests: Dry Eye Disease

  • Tamara S. Oechslin, OD, PhD, FAAO

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    Assistant Professor

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    Office location: HPB 512

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Pediatric optometry, binocular vision, vision therapy, vision and learning

  • Caroline Beesley Pate, OD, FAAO

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    Professor & Director of Residency Programs

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    Office location: HPB 522

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Residency education, clinical methods and procedures, anterior segment ocular disease

  • Steven J. Pittler, PhD, FARVO, FAAO

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    Professor
    Director, Vision Science Research Center

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    (205) 934-6744
    Office location: VH 375B

    Teaching/research interests: Teaching: Biochemistry, Genetics, Ocular System, Posterior Segment
    Research: Retina, Photoreceptors, Phototransduction, Transgenic Mice, Gene Editing, Translational Genetics

  • Andrew D. Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS

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    Assistant Professor

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    Office location: HPB 527

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: (205) 975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Contact lenses, dry eye, and myopia

  • Brian Roberts, OD

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    Assistant Professor

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    Office location: HPB 521

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia, posterior segment ocular disease, neuro-optometry, and optics

  • Gerald Simon, OD

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    Clinical Associate Professor
    Director, Student Affairs

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    Office location: HPB G FL

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020