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Faculty in Patient-based Research

  • Edmund Arthur, OD, PhD, FAAO

    "Edmund Arthur, OD, PhD, FAAO"

    Assistant Professor

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    HPB 519

    (205) 996-6576

    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.

  • Kristine B. Hopkins, OD, MSPH, FAAO

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    Professor
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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    HPB 520

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

  • Safal Khanal, OD, PhD, FAAO

    Safal Khanal

    Assistant Professor

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    HPB 526

    Office: (205) 934-4558

    Lab: (205) 934-3093 and (205) 934-0424

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    Teaching/research interests: Refractive errors; emmetropization and refractive development; retinal, choroidal, and scleral mechanisms of eye growth regulation, myopia onset, progression, and treatment; visual electrophysiology

  • Lei Liu, PhD, FAAO

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    Professor

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    HPB 502

    (205) 996-6627

    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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    AB 714 and HPB 502

    (205) 975-3497

    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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    HPB 121A

    (205) 975-9935

    Teaching/research interests: Dry Eye Disease

  • Tamara S. Oechslin, OD, PhD, FAAO

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    Associate Professor

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    HPB 512

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

  • Mark Swanson, OD, MSPH, FAAO

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    Professor

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    HPB 505

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  • Candice I. Turner, OD

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    Associate Professor

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    HPB 523

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

  • Yuchen Wang, PhD

    Yuchen Wang, PhD

    Assistant Professor

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    VH 390C

    (205) 975-0732

    Teaching/research interests: Physiology, anatomy, neurobiology and biochemistry of the retina

  • Katherine K. Weise, OD, MBA, FAAO

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    Professor

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    HPB 506

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