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Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology


Anne Lynch head shot for Stanford_300px.jpgThe Division was founded in January 2014 under the direction of Anne Lynch MD, MSPH. Dr. Lynch has created an infrastructure to conduct research in many areas including Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), retinal detachment, cataract, uveitis, glaucoma, dry eye, and oculoplastics. Her team includes an epidemiologist, statistician, a research study coordinator and three professional research assistants. Within this new Division she has established the Colorado Retinopathy of Prematurity (CO-ROP) research group and a similar research group for AMD and retinal detachment. Registries are now established in ROP, AMD, cataract, and retinal detachment. She is engaged in establishing a solid epidemiological program in the department and is working with faculty from other ophthalmic subspecialties.

Importantly, Dr. Lynch is encouraging a strong group of mentees to pursue research in Ophthalmology. The Division has supported research presented at over 60 national and local ophthalmology meetings.

Curriculum Vitae, Anne M. Lynch

Link to Publications, PubMed             

Research Interests

  • Links between intra-uterine events and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) 
  • The role of proteomics in ocular diseases     


The Research Team


Claire Miller BS, Jennifer Patnaik PhD, Matthew Geiger BS, Anne Lynch MD, MSPH, and
Jennifer Cathcart MPH (left to right)

Brandie Wagner, PhD, Biostatistician