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Sheila West, Ph.D.

Vice Chair for Research, Wilmer Eye Institute
Professor of Ophthalmology

Female

Titles

  • Vice Chair for Research, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • El-Maghraby Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Ophthalmology

Contact for Research Inquiries

Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2606
Fax: 410-955-0096
shwest@jhmi.edu

Research Interests

Trachoma; Cataracts; Diabetic Retinopathy; Vision and Function in Older Drivers

Biography

Sheila West, Ph.D., Pharm.D., is the El-Maghraby Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology and Vice Chair for Research at the Wilmer Eye Institute, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests include trachoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and vision and function in older persons. Dr. West’s research has informed all aspects of the present World Health Organization guidelines for trachoma control. Currently, her research is focused in Africa on ways to improve trichiasis surgery outcomes and on elimination of blinding trachoma.

Dr. West received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Pharm.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the Wilmer faculty in 1984.

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