HSHE Speaker Series is back! Please join us this October for a conversation exploring the interconnectivity of neighborhoods, housing, and eye health. Register HERE and read more about our speakers below.
For our fall event, our speakers will focus on the interconnectivity of neighborhoods, housing, and eye health. Dr. Patrice M. Hicks is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Kellogg Eye Center. She will discuss her research focused on the neighborhood and built environment domain of the social determinants of health. Specifically, she will address how historical and current measures of neighborhood inequity impact current measures of visual impairment and blindness. Dr. Hicks will be joined by Mikaelah Johnson-Griggs, an M.D. Candidate at Michigan Medicine, who will be discussing her work in Dr. Newman-Casey’s lab research that focuses on unstable housing, food insecurity, and eye health. We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Patrice M. Hicks, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Michigan
Dr. Hicks is a current postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. She is an ophthalmic epidemiologist whose research focuses on health equity in the space of eye care and vision health.
Mikaelah Johnson-Griggs, Medical Student, Michigan Medicine
Mikaelah is a current M3 medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her research interests include addressing inequities and disparities in healthcare access for marginalized patient populations.
Dr. Paula Anne Newman-Casey, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Michigan