Joshua Ehrlich

Joshua Ehrlich

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School.
M.D., Medicine, Cornell University
Dr. Ehrlich's research interests include the impact of vision impairment on the aging process. He conducts work on this topic using survey data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the World Health Organization's Study on global AGEing and adult health. Through this work he seeks to better understand the relationship between vision impairment in older adults and socioeconomic disparities; physical problems such as frailty and falls; socioemotional problems like isolation and decreased quality of life; and functional impairment. He also has a K23 award through the National Eye Institute focused, in part, on understanding the functional limitations and rehabilitation goals of older adults with vision loss from glaucoma. His research draws upon his multidisciplinary background in anthropology, public health, and clinical medicine.