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Bonnielin Swenor, M.P.H., Ph.D.

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Associate Faculty Member at the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Expertise: Epidemiology

Research Interests: Aging; Low vision; Epidemiology

Contact for Research Inquiries

600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer 116
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Bonnielin K. Swenor, Ph.D., M.P.H is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Swenor received her MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Institute on Aging prior to joining the Wilmer faculty. She holds a joint appointment with the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Dr. Swenor's research is at the intersection of aging and ophthalmology. Her primary research focus is to determine how visual impairment affects the aging process, including the impact of vision loss and eye disease on physical and cognitive decline. Dr. Swenor has epidemiologic expertise in longitudinal study design and analysis. Her current research includes examining mobility, reading, and cognitive functioning in older adults with vision loss, as well as psychosocial consequences of visual impairment.

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Titles

  • Associate Faculty Member at the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) (2001)
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2009)
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2013)

Additional Training

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD/USA, 2014

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Swenor BK, Munoz B, West SK. A longitudinal study of the association between visual impairment and mobility performance in older adults: The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Feb1;179(3):313-22.

Swenor BK, Munoz B, West S. Does visual impairment affect mobility over time? The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Nov 19; 54(12):7683-90.

Swenor BK, Bandeen-Roche K, Munoz B, West S. Does walking speed mediate the association between visual impairment and self-reported mobility disability? The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Study. J Am Geriatric Soc. 2014 Aug;62(8):1540-5.

Swenor B, Ramulu RY, Willis J, Friedman D, Lin F. The prevalence of concurrent hearing and vision impairment in the United States. JAMA Intern. Med. 2013 Jan 21:1-2.

Lam BL, Christ SL, Zheng D, West SK, Munoz BE, Swenor BK, Lee DJ. Longitudinal relationships among visual acuity and tasks of everyday life: The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sc. 2013 Jan 7;54(1):193-200.

Ramulu PY, Swenor BK, Jefferys JL, Rubin GS. Description and validation of a test to evaluate sustained silent reading. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sc. 2013 Jan 23;54(1):673-80.

Ramulu PY, Swenor BK, Jefferys JL, Friedman DS, Rubin GS. Difficulty with out-loud and silent reading in glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sc. 2013 Jan 23;54(1):666-72.

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