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 NEIs 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.
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