Anne Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD is the Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology and a Professor of Epidemiology at UCLA. She is a glaucoma specialist at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and the Director of the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic and Center for Eye Epidemiology.

Work Titles
UCLA Professor, Ophthalmology Professor In-Residence, Epidemiology Member, Stein Eye Institute
M.D., Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, 1984
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1993 - 1997
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991 - 1993
1988 - 1990 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1984 - 1985 Medical College of Virginia
1985 - 1988 University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
1990 American Board of Ophthalmology

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UCLA JSEI-Oph / School of Public Health
BOX 957000, Doris Stein Eye Institute 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Detailed Biography:

Anne L. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D. is the Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is the Director for the UCLA Center for Eye Epidemiology, the Mobile Eye Clinic, and the Center for Community Ophthalmologists and Vision Health. She is a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel, the U.S. Cochrane Collaboration Eyes and Vision Steering Group, the Board of Trustees of Helen Keller International and the ARVO Awards Committee. She is the Chair of the NEI’s National Eye Health Education Program Planning Committee, Director of the H. Dunbar Hoskins, Jr. M.D. Center for Quality Eye Care, executive editor of glaucoma for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, as well as the Secretary of Quality of Care for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her research is directed toward the diagnosis, treatment, and societal impact of visual impairment from uncorrected refractive error, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the study of lifestyle limitations imposed on patients with these kinds of eye diseases and disorders. She is a Co-Investigator for an NEI-funded study on immune response gene polymorphisms and AMD and a comparative effectiveness study on the treatment of open-angle glaucoma funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Clinical projects include a population-based study on the incidence of glaucoma and AMD in Thessaloniki, Greece; geographic variation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for eye diseases in the Medicare population; and prevention of visual impairment and blindness in school-aged children.

Dr. Coleman received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia where she earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. After a surgical internship at the Medical College of Virginia, she went to the University of Illinois of Chicago for her residency training in ophthalmology. She did a fellowship in Glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University. She received a doctorate in Epidemiology from UCLA in 1997 and earned membership in the Delta Omega Honor Society.


A selected list of publications:

Harris Alon, Topouzis Fotis, Wilson M Roy, Founti Panayiota, Kheradiya Nisha Shah, Anastasopoulos Eleftherios, Gong Gordon, Yu Fei, Jonescu-Cuypers Christian P, Pappas Theofanis, Koskosas Archimidis, Coleman Anne L   Association of the Optic Disc Structure With the Use of Antihypertensive Medications: The Thessaloniki Eye Study Journal of glaucoma, 2013; 22(7): 526-531.
Repka Michael X, Yu Fei, Lum Flora, Coleman Anne L   Strabismus among aged Medicare beneficiaries: impact of health status and region Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2013; 17(4): 391-4.
Parke David W, Coleman Anne L, Rich William L, Lum Flora   Choosing Wisely: five ideas that physicians and patients can discuss Ophthalmology, 2013; 120(3): 443-4.
Giaconi Joann A, Yu Fei, Stone Katie L, Pedula Kathryn L, Ensrud Kristine E, Cauley Jane A, Hochberg Marc C, Coleman Anne L, Coleman Anne L   The association of consumption of fruits/vegetables with decreased risk of glaucoma among older African-American women in the study of osteoporotic fractures American journal of ophthalmology, 2012; 154(4): 635-44.
Tseng Victoria L, Yu Fei, Lum Flora, Coleman Anne L   Risk of fractures following cataract surgery in Medicare beneficiaries JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2012; 308(5): 493-501.
Coleman Anne Louise   Advances in glaucoma treatment and management: surgery Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2012; 53(5): 2491-4.
Kodjebacheva Gergana, Brown E Richard, Estrada Leobardo, Yu Fei, Coleman Anne L   Uncorrected refractive error among first-grade students of different racial/ethnic groups in southern California: results a year after school-mandated vision screening Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 2012; 17(6): 499-505.
Topouzis Fotis, Wilson M Roy, Harris Alon, Founti Panayiota, Yu Fei, Anastasopoulos Eleftherios, Pappas Theofanis, Koskosas Archimidis, Salonikiou Angeliki, Coleman Anne L   Risk factors for primary open-angle glaucoma and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma in the Thessaloniki eye study American journal of ophthalmology, 2011; 152(2): 219-228.e1.
Caprioli Joseph, Mock Dennis, Bitrian Elena, Afifi Abdelmonem A, Yu Fei, Nouri-Mahdavi Kouros, Coleman Anne L   A method to measure and predict rates of regional visual field decay in glaucoma Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2011; 52(7): 4765-73.
Coleman Anne L   The role of statistics in ophthalmology American journal of ophthalmology, 2009; 147(3): 387-8.
Seitzman Robin L, Mangione Carol, Ensrud Kristine E, Cauley Jane A, Stone Katie L, Cummings Steven R, Hochberg Marc C, Hillier Teresa A, Yu Fei, Coleman Anne L   Postmenopausal hormone therapy and age-related maculopathy in older women Ophthalmic epidemiology, 2008; 15(5): 308-16.

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