Current IRB-Approved Research Studies

Brianna Brim, MOT, OTR/L, CPAM, CLIPP
Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Scapular Function and Its Relation To Elbow Pathology
 
Elise Ciner, OD
Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  •  Optokinetic Nystagmus (OKN) Vision Testing of Preverbal Children
  •  “A Comparison of the Farnsworth Flashlight to Other Tests of Color Vision in Patients with Known Color Vision Deficiency"

Georgia Crozier-Fitzgerald, OD
Low vision specialist and the Chief Medical Officer of Moore’s Low Vision Center
  • Education and Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments in the Correctional System: An Exploratory Study

Beth E. Davidoff, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  •  Pilot Study: Using LENA technology to describe the spoken language interactions between caregivers and children with complex communication needs who are beginning communicators during their first year of early intervention 

Kevin Feng, 4th year student
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • The basis of corneal biomechanics in overnight orthokeratology

Nicholas Gidosh, OD, FAAO
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • The basis of corneal biomechanics in overnight orthokeratology

Stanley Hatch, OD, MPH, FAAO
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Posture stability and vision in children 

Darryl Horn, PhD
Associate Professor, Salus University
  • The effects of atropine on matrix metalloproteinase activity
 
Erin Jenewein, OD
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Evaluating Changing Trends in the Optometric Treatment of Amblyopia 
  • Objective Assessment of Oculomotor Plasticity Before and After Treatment in Patients with Intermittent Exotropia
  • Using the CISS-A+ to Assess Symptoms in Patients with Accommodative Dysfunction

Nicholas Karbach, OD
Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • “A Comparison of the Farnsworth Flashlight to Other Tests of Color Vision in Patients with Known Color Vision Deficiency"

George Lindley, PhD, AuD
Assistant Professor, Osborne College of Audiology, Residential Program
  • Test-Retest Reliability of a Clinical Measurement for Between Channel Auditory Gap Detection

Kerry S. Lueders, MS, COMS, TVI, CLVT
Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Glare-reducing Flashlight Filters
 
Jamie Maffit, MS, COMS, CLVT
Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Comparing LVT Filter Evaluation vs. LuxIQ/2TM Exam Tool for Glare Remediation Recommendations

Andrew Meagher, OD, FAAO
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Investigation of Diurnal IOP Fluctuation in Normotensive Glaucoma Patients with Self Home Tonometer

Siva Meiyeppen, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

  • Oculomotor Assessment Tool (OMAT) and Vision Quality of Life with Time Survey (VisQual-T)


Bhawan Minhas, OD, FAAO
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  •  “A Comparison of the Farnsworth Flashlight to Other Tests of Color Vision in Patients with Known Color Vision Deficiency"

Bre Myers, AuD
Assistant Professor, Osborne College of Audiology
  •  Acoustic Stimulus Effects on Functional Balance
  • Vestibular Evoked Potentials in Adults with a History of Noise Exposure
  • Posture stability and vision in children 

Jenny Myung-Shin, OD
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • The Investigation of the Accuracy of Measuring Near Point of Convergence

Jonette B. Owen, AuD
Assistant Professor, Osborne College of Audiology
  • Effects of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) on hearing sensitivity with a focus on the ultra-high frequencies (9K-16K Hz).

Jean-Marie Pagani, OD, FAAO
Associate Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • RetinaScope: Development of an application for the study of retinal disease

John Perez, OD '19
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • RetinaScope: Development of an application for the study of retinal disease

Fabiana Perla, EdD, COMS, CLVR
Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Education and Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments in the Correctional System: An Exploratory Study

Igor Peshenko
Assistant Professor, Salus University
  • Study of surface-exposed residues in retinal degeneration 3 (RD3) protein in regulation of retinal guanylyl cyclase GUCY2D

Martin Pienkowski, PhD
Associate Professor, Osborne College of Audiology
  • Speech-in-noise problems despite normal tone audiometry:  searching for a clinical diagnostic of cochlear synaptopathy

Nicole Raffino, OD '19
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • RetinaScope: Development of an application for the study of retinal disease

Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD, FAAO
Dean of Research
Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Objective Assessment of Oculomotor Plasticity after Treatment of Symptomatic, Post-Concussion related CI
  • Development of a Binocular Eye Alignment Monitor for Intermittent Exotropia (BEAM)

Brandy Scombordi-Raghu OD
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  •  “A Comparison of the Farnsworth Flashlight to Other Tests of Color Vision in Patients with Known Color Vision Deficiency"

Lauren Sponseller, PhD, OTD, MSOTR/L, MEd
Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  •  Occupational Therapy and Breastfeeding: Defining the role of occupational therapy practitioners within the scope of practice
 
Jingyun Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Effectiveness of Controlled Intermittent Alternating Occlusion (CIAO)
  • Posture stability and vision in children 

Carolina Yanez, PhD student
Graduate Program in Biomedicine
  • Using a Smartphone to Assist in Reading Prescription Medication for Persons with Age-Related Macular Degeneration