Angela B. Abraham, O.D., has joined College Well being Companies (UHS) as director of eye care companies, one among UHS’s busiest departments. Eye Care Companies gives imaginative and prescient care to college students, school and employees of the 5 Faculties.
Board licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Optometry and South Carolina Board of Optometry, Abraham involves UHS from Harvard Road Neighborhood Well being Middle in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the place she served as director of eye care companies. Concurrently, she held the positions of range and inclusion liaison and medical assistant professor on the New England Faculty of Optometry in Boston. She was awarded the Nick Littlefield Well being Coverage Fellowship for 2017-18 by the Community for Excellence in Well being Innovation in Boston. Earlier roles embrace director of eye care companies and director of residency in neighborhood well being optometry, The Dimock Middle, Roxbury, Massachusetts; affiliate medical professor and employees optometrist on the College of South Carolina College of Drugs Division of Ophthalmology, Columbia, South Carolina; and chief of optometry at Household Well being Facilities, Inc., Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Abraham is a member of the American Optometric Affiliation, Nationwide Optometric Affiliation, Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, Nationwide Affiliation of Neighborhood Well being Facilities, and the Massachusetts League of Neighborhood Well being Facilities. Areas of curiosity embrace social justice in well being care, public well being methods and outcomes as associated to eye and imaginative and prescient impairment and loss, decreasing racial disparities in imaginative and prescient well being care and methods to enhance cultural competence within the apply of optometry. She’s going to function UHS’s Variety Affected person Advocate for sufferers with considerations about ethnic or racial discrimination. Abraham earned her bachelor’s diploma in biology at Smith Faculty, Northampton, Massachusetts, her doctorate of optometry on the College of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, St. Louis, Missouri; and accomplished her fellowship in ocular illness on the O’Donnell Eye Institute, St. Louis, Missouri.
At UHS Eye Care Services, UMass college students, employees and eligible members of the family have entry to finish eye examinations, eyewear and call lenses proper on campus. For an appointment, name 413-577-3937.