Faculty

  • Keisha Brown, OD

    "Keisha Brown, OD"

    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 996-1783
    HPB 527

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

    Teaching/research interests: Community health optometry, primary care, clinical skills, procedures and imaging

  • Edmund Arthur, OD, PhD, FAAO

    "Edmund Arthur, OD, PhD, FAAO"

    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 996-6576
    HPB 519

    Teaching/research interests: Ocular Disease Detection and Diagnosis; Vision Science; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Geometric and Visual Optics; Advanced Retinal Imaging; Retinal biomarkers for early detection of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema; Ocular biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias; Biological variable model for screening and early detection of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema in underserved populations.

  • Emma Budraitis, OD

    "Emma Budraitis"

    Instructor

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    HPB 415

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

    Teaching/research interests: Clinical skills and procedures, primary care

  • Terri L. Call, OD

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    Assistant Professor
    Director, Primary Care Clinic

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    (205) 934-5962
    HPB 517

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

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

  • Katherine Allison Clore, OD

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    Associate Professor
    Director, Continuing Education 

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    (205) 934-5700
    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
    Callahan Eye Hospital, Suite 405

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

  • Jennifer Craig, OD

    Jennifer Craig

    Instructor

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    HPB 415

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

    Teaching/research interests: Clinical methods and procedures, primary eye care

  • Keshia S. Elder, OD, MS, FAAO

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    Associate Professor
    Director, Externship Program

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    (205) 934-6773
    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
    HPB 528

    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
    VH 443A

    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
    Professor
    Director, Cornea and Contact Lens Service
    Coordinator, Residency Program in Cornea and Contact Lenses

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    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

  • Kristine B. Hopkins, OD, MSPH, FAAO

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    Professor
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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    (205) 996-1678
    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

  • Safal Khanal, OD, PhD, FAAO

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 934-4558
    HPB 526

    Teaching/research interests:Eye growth regulation and refractive development; retinal, choroidal, and cortical defocus signaling mechanisms; myopia development, progression, and control; visual electrophysiology; ocular imaging

  • Timothy W. Kraft, PhD

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    Professor
    Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

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    (205) 975-2885
    VH 346B

  • Lei Liu, PhD, FAAO

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    Associate Professor

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    (205) 996-6627
    HPB 502

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

  • Amy B. Logan, OD, FAAO

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    Assistant Professor

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    HPB G060

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

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

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    Professor
    Senior Associate Vice President for Research

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    (205) 975-3497
    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
    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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    (205) 934-5702
    HPB 512

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

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

  • Nicholas Onken, OD

    Nicholas Onken, OD

    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 996-6625
    HPB 508

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

    Teaching/research interests: Pediatrics eye care, binocular vision, and patients with special needs

  • Caroline Beesley Pate, OD, FAAO

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    Professor & Director of Residency Programs

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    (205) 996-6635
    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
    VH 375B

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

  • Julie Quinet, PhD

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 934-6757
    HPB 523

    Teaching/research interests: Eye movements, Binocular vision

  • Gerald Simon, OD

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    Associate Dean for Student Affairs

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    (205) 996-4923
    HPB 304H

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

  • Andrew Rothstein, OD

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 996-1507
    HPB 521

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

    Teaching/research interests: Ocular disease, primary care optometry, community eye care