Jeffrey Walline

Asc Dean For Rsch And Grad Ed

Contact Information

Postal address: 
338 W 10th Ave Room 568 Fry Hall Columbus, OH 43210-1240

Biographical narrative

I received my Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1996, and my Master’s degree in Physiological Optics from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1998. I completed a PhD degree in Vision Science from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2002.

I led several pediatric contact lens studies to evaluate the effect of contact lens wear on myopia progression and children's self-perceptions. I had a training grant (K23) from the National Eye Institute, and I am currently the Principal Investigator of a short-term training grant (T35) and Study Chair of a multicenter clinical trial (U10), both sponsored by the National Eye Institute. I also had the largest industry-sponsored grant ever conducted at The Ohio State University. I presented my work internationally, and findings from my studies have been published by lay press from around the world.

I currently serve as Chair of the Research and Graduate Studies Committee and the Association Dean for Research at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.


  • 2002, Ph.D., Ohio State University, The
  • 1998, M.S., Ohio State University, The
  • 1996, O.D., University of California Berkeley
  • 1994, B.S., University of California Berkeley
  • 1992, B.S., University of California Irvine


  • Research Diplomate, 20091001
  • Multicultural Center Award for Diversity, 20090101 - 20090101
  • Honorary Member, 20090101
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award, 20020501
  • Outstanding Scientific Paper Award, 20010101 - 20010101
  • William C. Ezell Fellowship, 19991201 - 20011201
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, 19990901 - 20010801
  • Fellow, 19981201
  • Golden Retinoscope Award, 19960501