Dr. Zebardast’s research focuses on epidemiology and global health. Working with international colleagues, she established a multicenter trial to study angle-closure glaucoma. Additionally, she has used large datasets and statistical methods to understand the prevalence of eye disease and its functional impact.
Currently, she aims to use anterior segment imaging, in particular swept source OCT technology, to better understand angle-closure glaucoma progression. Additionally, she plans to use big data and machine learning methodologies for glaucoma detection and characterization of progression. She hopes that this work will not only optimize glaucoma diagnosis, and but also help establish care in under-served regions, thereby decreasing the global burden of this disease.
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2007: BASc, with honors, Engineering Science Biomedical Track, University of Toronto
2008: MSc, Tissue Engineering, University of Toronto
2013: MD, Yale School of Medicine
2014: Transitional Year Internship, Yale New Haven Hospital
2017: Residency, Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
2018: Fellowship, Glaucoma, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
2014 and 2015: Wilmer Research Grant Award
2015 and 2016: Wilmer Mitchell Prize for best research by a Wilmer resident
2016: American Glaucoma Society Bernard Schwartz Memorial Award for best poster or paper presentation
2017: Paul S. Lietman Global Travel Fellowship