Dr. Woodward is a physician-scientist focused on healthcare delivery specifically for the anterior segment (the front third) of the eye. Her career goal is to dramatically extend high-quality, affordable eye care to underserved and under-represented communities nationally and globally. Funded by a National Eye Institute K23 grant, her research focuses on novel ophthalmic technologies and eHealth clinical programs – particularly disease-monitoring tools with low acquisition and delivery costs. Her research goal is to personalize treatments earlier and more accurately to improve outcomes. She is the co-director of U-M's Kellogg Eye Center eHealth and the director of Telemedicine and Clinical Programs. She also serves on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Research, Regulatory & External Scientific Relations Committee and American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Telemedicine Task Force. She collaborates with national and international leaders in telemedicine, cornea, health sciences, and engineering, including close collaboration with Aravind Eye Hospitals in India.
- M.D., Columbia University
- M.S., Health and Health Services Research, University of Michigan
- B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry