Faculty in Patient-based Research

  • 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

  • Safal Khanal, OD, PhD, FAAO

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 934-4558
    Office Location: HPB 526

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

    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

  • 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
    Senior Associate Vice President for Research

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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

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

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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

  • Mark Swanson, OD, MSPH, FAAO

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    Professor

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    Office location: HPB 505

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

  • Candice I. Turner, OD

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    Associate Professor

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    Office location: HPB 523

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

    Teaching/research interests: Ocular pharmacology, Clinical skills and methods, Clinical management

  • Katherine K. Weise, OD, MBA, FAAO

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    Professor

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    Office location: HPB 506

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