Richard D. Semba, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., is the W. Richard Green Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He is also Affiliated Faculty with the Center for a Livable Future in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Semba conducts research on nutrition, food systems, and human health. He has authored or co-authored over 400 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has written three books: “Handbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology”, “The Vitamin A Story: Lifting the Shadow of Death”, and “Catalogue of the William Holland Wilmer Rare Book Collection.” He also co-edited the textbook “Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries.”
Dr. Semba received his M.A. and M.D. from Stanford University, and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute and has been a faculty member at Wilmer since 1987.