Dr. Newman-Casey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. She is the co-director of the Kellogg Eye Center for eHealth, an endeavor that seeks to improve eye health and ophthalmic health delivery through leveraging novel technologies. She also directs the eye center’s outreach initiative to provide free ophthalmic care for all patients referred through the local free clinic, Hope Clinic. After graduating from Reed College and the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Dr. Newman-Casey completed her ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the University of Michigan. During her fellowship, she earned a Masters in Health and Health Care Research through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Master’s Program at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Newman-Casey joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2013 as part of the inaugural cohort of the Michigan Vision Clinician Scientist research program at the Kellogg Eye Center. Her research focuses on understanding medication adherence in glaucoma patients, and using this understanding to develop and test programs to help mitigate these issues. Her interest lies in leveraging digital health technologies to extend the reach of the physician to better support patients in managing their chronic eye conditions. In recognition of her scientific accomplishments, she has received the Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Society Early Clinician-Scientist Award. In recognition of her community service, she has received the Hope Clinic Specialty Practice of the Year Award and the University of Michigan Medical School Local Community Service Award.