Martha G. and Milton Staub Chair for Research in Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Ohio State Eye and Ear Institute
Room 5189
Columbus, OH 43212

Active Funding

Corneal Biomechanics in Ocular Disease NIH R01 EY027399 7/1/2023-6/30/2027
$1.7 million

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Education and Training

PhD: Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1989
Master of Science (MS): Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1986
Undergraduate: Nursing, University of Iowa, 1979

Honors and Awards

  • Guest Professor, Aier School of Ophthalmology, Central South Universtiy, China, 2016-2021
  • Power List of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Ophthalmology, 2018
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, The Ohio State Univeristy, 2016
  • Power List of the 100 Most Influential People in Ophthalmology, 2014
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2012
  • Best Paper Award: “Conservation of Arclength: bending or bulging?” Session on Innovation: Keratoplasty, 2nd Joint  International Congress Refractive. Online & SICSSO, Rome, Italy, June 28, 2012
  • Inaugural Barraquer Medal and Lecture, Brazilian Society of Refractive Surgery, Goiânia, Brazil, May 16, 2008
  • Kersley Lecture, Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA), London, England, Nov. 17, 2006
  • Third Millennium Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2000
  • Founders Award ‘for exhibiting Leadership and Service towards the Upliftment of Women,' April 25, 1997
  • Fred Stebler Scholarship, The University of Iowa, 1982-1983
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Omnicron Delta Kappa, national Leadership Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing
  • Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society, University of Iowa
  • G*POP Fellowship, The Ohio State University, Oct. 1983-Aug. 1986
  • Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University, Sept. 1986-Aug. 1987

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2009-present
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 1994-present

Editorial Activities

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • IEEE T Med Imaging
  • Invest Ophth Vis Sci
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America
  • Optometry Vision Sci
  • J Refract Surg
  • J Cataract Refr Surg

Editorial Board

  • J Refract Surg
  • J Cataract Refr Surg
  • International Journal of Keratoconus & Ectatic Corneal Disease


  • Head, Advisory Board, Optimeyes, 2011-present 
  • Oculus Optikgerate GmbH, 2011-present
  • Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG, 2005-present 

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