Joelle Hallak, PhD

Dr. Joelle Hallak is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and the Executive Director of the Ophthalmic Clinical Trials and Translational Research Center, at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her doctoral training was in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, with specific expertise in ophthalmic epidemiology and statistical learning research, biological and genetic markers, comparative effectiveness research and analysis of complex big data. She was also a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, where she has developed skills and collaborations in computational applications. She is currently investigating new methods to integrate patient data for predicting disease progression in AMD and other blinding diseases.