Particulate Matter with Aerodynamic Diameter less than 2.5 µm

The Association of Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Perfusion of the Peripapillary Retina in African Americans

Purpose African Americans have a greater prevalence of open angle glaucoma (OAG) and exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP). We investigated whether glaucomatous vascular changes were related to exposure of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 µm (PM2.5) in the African American Eye Disease Study (AFEDS). Methods The AFEDS is a cross-sectional, population-based cohort study conducted from 2014–2018 of 6,347 self-reported African Americans aged 40 years or older residing in 32 US census tracts of Inglewood, California.

Chronic Eye Disease Epidemiology in the Multiethnic Ophthalmology Cohorts of California Study

I presented 3 papers to my committee while defending my dissertation in epidemiology. I proposed the first two projects in clinical epidemiology of visual impairment during my [Qualifying Exam]( the previous fall. I identified a novel project in the environmental epidemiology of air pollution and primary open angle glaucomatous pathology.