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Kierstyn Napier-Dovorany, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: knapier@westernu.edu

Phone: 909.706.3887 | Fax: 909.706.3905

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2009

Education

2006, White River Junction VAMC-White River Junction, VT, Primary Care/Ocular Disease Optometry Residency
2005, New England College of Optometry-Boston, MA, Doctor of Optometry 
2001, Indiana University-Bloomington, IN, Bachelor of Science, Nutrition Science, Minor, Biology

Certification

2013, Board certified in Medical Optometry-American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry
2013, Certificate in Medical Statistics-Stanford University

Professional Experience

Profession of Optometry 
2010, 2018 Reviewer for Optometry and Vision Science, Journal of the American Academy of Optometry
2017 ASCO/AAO Task Force on Sub-Specialization, member
2017 Reviewer for Clinical and Experimental Optometry
2014-current Beta Sigma Kappa/Central World Council, Secretary/Treasurer 2010-2011, Vice Chancellor 2011-2014, Chancellor 2014-2017, Immediate Past Chancellor 2017-2018
2016 ASCO Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Summit, Facilitator and Panelist
2010-2015 Inland Empire Optometric Society, Secretary 2010-2012, President Elect 2012-2013, President 2013-2014, Immediate Past President, Education Chair 2014-2015
2010, 2012-14 California Optometric Association House of Delegates, Delegate
2012-4 American Optometric Association House of Delegates, Delegate
2010 Reviewer for Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association
2009 and 2011 VOSH Optometry Service Organization, Member-Attended mission to Coya, Peru January 2009 and June 2011
2010 Western University International Service Club, Faculty member-Attended mission to Petite de Riviere Nippes, Haiti July 2010
2009-current Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Low Vision Educators Special Interest Group, Participant
2009 Accreditation Council of Optometric Education, Trained Consultant
2002-2005 Beta Sigma Kappa, Member/Vice President 2003-2004-Fraternity for Academic Excellence
 
College/Institution
Western University
2016 College of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty retreat facilitator
Western University College of Optometry
2015-current Promotion and Tenure Committee, Vice Chair 2015-2016, Chair 2016-current
2010-current Beta Sigma Kappa, Faculty Advisor
2009-current Interprofessional Education Design Committee, Phase 1, Member
2009-2014 Student Performance Committee, Chair 2012-2014
2012-2014 Executive Committee, Member
2009-2011 Center for Clinical and Translational Research Planning Committee, Member
2009-2010 Interprofessional Education Design Committee, Phase 2, Member
2009-2010 Grading Policy Ad Hoc Committee, Member
2009-2010 Mission Statement Task Force Committee, Member
Aleda E. Lutz VAMC
2008-2009 Visually Impaired Service Team Committee, Member
 
Community 
2012, 2016 Co-Coordinated collaborative visit for students from Japanese eye care program to visit WUCO and California State University, Northridge
2015 Participated in Special Olympics World Games vision examinations, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Community presentation for the Parent Health Education Series cosponsored by Pomona’s Promise Promoters and WesternU College of Graduate Nursing
2010-2013 Coordinated and participated in interprofessional health screening for Blindness Support Services Health and Wellness Day with participants from CAHP and COMP
2012 Community presentation to the Pomona Host Lions Club
2010 Coordinated optometry student volunteers for the Blindness Support Services Walk on the Ones event
2010 Community presentation to EyeDAS group on Low Vision Rehabilitation
2010 Organized reception to honor Foothills Center for the Partially Sighted
2010 Organizer and preceptor for vision screenings, organized and assisted student education program for Western University Interprofessional Health Fair
2009 Preceptor for vision screenings with LMSA clinic

Courses

Low Vision Rehabilitation and Geriatrics
Clinical Medicine for the Optometrist
Interprofessional Education, Facilitator

Research Grant

2017 Grant Title: The effects of visual impairment on balance mobility in adults over age 50
Funding Agency: California State University 2017 RGS Summer Funding Award
Amount awarded: $2950
My role as co-author is study design, data collection, participation in manuscript preparation.
 
2017 Funding Agency: Western University College of Optometry Big Idea Fund
My Role: To attend a conference on interprofessional precepting
Awarded
 
2017 Grant Title: The effects of visual impairment on balance mobility in adults over age 50
Funding Agency: Western University of Health Sciences Seed Grant No: 12740E
Amount awarded: $5000
My role as co-author is study design, data collection of initial outcome measures, participation in manuscript preparation.
 
2011 Grant Title: Evaluating the effectiveness of iPads as a learning tool in a small group learning context
Funding Agency: AOF-Vistakon Innovation in Education Grant
Amount awarded: $10,000
My role as primary investigator was study design, data collection, participation in manuscript preparation.
 
2002, 2003 Funding Agency: NIH T35 Institutional Training Grant
Awarded
My role in this training grant was study design, data collection, participation in manuscript preparation.

Awards

2017 Gold Medal Winner of Beta Sigma Kappa
2017 Distinguished Member of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Section of the California Optometric Association
2015 OpenCare Patient’s Choice Winner
2013 Preceptor award, WUCO Clerkships
2010 Excellence in Optometric Education Award from the California Optometric Association
2006 American Academy of Optometry Student Travel Fellowship recipient
2004 Alumni Scholarship

Organizations

2010-current American Optometric Association, Vision Rehabilitation Section, Member
2009-current California Optometric Association, Member
2009-current Inland Empire Optometric Association, Member
2009-current California Optometric Association, Low Vision Section, Member
2007-2009 Michigan Optometric Association, Member
2005-2007 New Hampshire Optometric Association, Member 
2005-current American Academy of Optometry, Member, Fellow as of 2008
2005-current National Association of VA Optometrists, Member
2001-current American Optometric Association, Member

Publications

Napier-Dovorany K, An J, Hoppe E. Factors Associated with Regular Interprofessional Care by Optometrists in Management of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 2018;10:6-11. doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2017.10.003.
 
Graham V, Napier-Dovorany K, Bruton E., Richards N, Garbus J, Garbus C. The effect of relaxation techniques and visual training on peripheral vision in U.S. collegiate soccer players. Journal of Optometry and Visual Performance. Accepted on Aug 29, 2017. 
 
Graham V, Napier-Dovorany K. Multifactoral measures of fall risk in the visually impaired population: A pilot study.  Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 2016;20(1):104-109. doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.06.012
 
Yumori J, Dickter D, Napier-Dovorany K, Wren V, Tegzes J.  Optometry students’ knowledge-based performance within interprofessional education courses.  Optometric Education. 2015;40(3):31-36.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V. Evaluating fall risk in people with low vision: a case series. Journal of Optometry & Visual Performance. 2013;1(3):93-99.
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. COA Blog-“Elderly Vision”.  California Optometry, July 2015.
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. CE@Home Online-“Geriatric Eye Care”.  California Optometry, September/October 2014.
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. Special Report- “Eye care for older Americans needed more than ever”.  California Optometry, Summer 2012.
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. Think Tank - "What challenges do optometric educators face when integrating low vision education with entry-level competency and how can we overcome these challenges?".  Optometric Education, Summer, 2010; 35(3): 87.
 
 
Conference Proceedings
Diggory M, Setto A, Chan V, Napier-Dovorany K. Clinical Findings and Management of Autoimmune Retinopathy with Application of Low Vision and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Treatments. Poster presented at: The 95th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2016 November 9-12; Anaheim, CA.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, An, J, Hoppe E. Factors Associated with Regular Interprofessional Care by Optometrists in Management of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. Poster presented at: The 95th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2016 November 9-12; Anaheim, CA.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Amonoo-Monney S, Yumori J, Andriamarisoa M. Evaluating student perceptions of a video case-based iPad application as a small group learning tool. Poster presented at: The 94th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2015 October 7-10; New Orleans, LA.
 
Yumori J, Napier-Dovorany K, Andriamarisoa M. Developing a novel iPad application to facilitate case-based learning experiences in a large classroom setting. Poster presented at: The 94th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2015 October 7-10; New Orleans, LA.
 
Phan T, Spors F, McAllister B, Pang L, Napier-Dovorany K, Kammer R, Gordon R. Reliability of clinical measurement of equivalent dioptric power in low vision lenses.  Poster presented at: The 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2013 October 23-26 Seattle, WA.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V.  Screening for mobility problems: a case series.  Poster presented at: The 90th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2011 October 12-15; Boston, MA.
 
Song A, Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V.  How does visual impairment impact an individual’s physical activity?  Poster presented at: The 90th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2011 October 12-15; Boston, MA.
 
Hoppe E, Napier-Dovorany K, Mackintosh S, Meyer T. A Seat at the Table: Integrating Interprofessional Education within an Optometric Curriculum.  Poster presented at: APHA 2010 Proceedings of the APHA 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition; 2010 Nov 6-10; Denver, CO.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Frick R, Hitchmoth D. Asymmetric Glaucoma Secondary to Systemic Steroid Use. Poster presented at: American Academy of Optometry Conference; 2006 Dec 7-10; Denver, CO
 
Napier K, Mertz JR. All-trans-retinoic acid causes a decrease in curvature of chick cornea.  Poster presented at: ARVO Conference; May 4-9 2003; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 44:2802