Bonnielin Swenor is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins and an associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Swenor’s research is at the intersection of ophthalmology and aging. Her primary research focus is to determine how visual impairment and eye disease — with a focus on age-related macular degeneration — affect the aging process. Her current research includes examining cognitive functioning, frailty and mobility in older adults with vision loss. The goal of this research is to identify interventions that could enhance the health of older adults with visual impairments.
Dr. Swenor received her master of public health and doctorate 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 Bloomberg School of Public Health.