Anne L. Coleman MD, PhD
Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD is the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology, and Professor of Epidemiology in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. She is Director of the Stein Eye Institute Center for Community Outreach and Policy, which encompasses the Center for Eye Epidemiology, a research center that has supported numerous projects at the interface of eye care and public health, as well as the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, an outreach program founded in 1975 that has screened thousands of individuals, focusing on children in schools located in underserved areas.
Dr Coleman received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois, obtained fellowship training in glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and earned a PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA. Dr Coleman’s research ranges across areas including the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and societal impact of glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including quality-of-life research for patients impacted by these eye diseases. Her work has appeared in high-impact journals such as JAMA, IOVS, Ophthalmology, and American Journal of Ophthalmology including a compendium on “Big Data” in ophthalmic research that she presented as the 72nd Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
Dr Coleman has also been actively involved in national programs in ophthalmology, as the prior Chair of a 14 member committee of eye health experts overseeing the National Eye Health Educational Program’s education programs, as a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel, and as the prior Secretary of Quality of Care for the AAO. She is the founding Director of the AAO H. Dunbar Hoskins Center for Quality of Care, Chair of the Council of the American Ophthalmological Society, and a member of the Board of Trustees of both Helen Keller International and the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital. She is a former president of Women in Ophthalmology and at-large member of the AAO’s Board of Trustees. She is a Member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health and a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) Member for Research to Prevent Blindness. She has received the Academy’s Life Achievement Award and Secretariat Awards. Since 2003, she has also served as Executive Editor of Glaucoma for the American Journal of Ophthalmology.