Lindsay A. Rhodes, MD, MSPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and then worked in Washington, DC for US Senator Harry Reid for 2 years. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and then completed her ophthalmology residency and fellowship training in glaucoma at UAB.
As a faculty member of the UAB DOVS, Dr. Rhodes works as a clinician-scientist. Clinically, she is as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and glaucoma subspecialist providing clinical and surgical care of cataracts and glaucoma. Her career public health and research goals are to explore and develop novel methods of health-care delivery, such as telemedicine, to efficiently and effectively increase access to care and prevent blindness. She has been federally funded in the field of health outcomes through a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development K23 Award from the National Institutes of Health as well as a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention award. The CDC award is a five-year, $3.5 million grant to study innovative strategies to detect and manage glaucoma and other eye diseases in community-based settings so populations most at-risk, most vulnerable, and least likely to have access to eye care can be better engaged by caregivers.