Dr. Ehrlich is a health services researcher whose work aims to develop, validate and apply patient-centered metrics to measure vision-dependent function and vision-related quality of life. He is particularly interested in low vision and the application of patient-centered measurement tools to determine the comparative effectiveness of low vision services, rehabilitation strategies and models of care delivery. Currently, much of his work is focused on understanding and measuring the functional impairments and rehabilitation goals of individuals with severe peripheral field loss. Ongoing work includes the development and validation of novel outcome measures for this population, as well as the trial of head-mounted display technologies for patients with peripheral field loss from diseases such as glaucoma and retinal dystrophy. Dr. Ehrlich also seeks to apply his interest in patient-centered outcomes research to other areas of vision science, collaborating with researchers from across Kellogg and other institutions. Additionally, his work extends to health policy, which he pursues through studying the epidemiology of eye disease, including of low vision and blindness, and investigating disparities in eye disease and eye care. Dr. Ehrlich also has a long-standing interest in international research collaborations and global ophthalmology and seeks to integrate this into his work in low vision, patient-centered outcomes research, epidemiology and health policy.
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