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Naveen Yadav, BS (H) Optom., MS, PhD, FAAO

Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: nyadav@westernu.edu

Phone: 909.469.8829 | Fax: 909.706.3905

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2018

Education

Ph. D. in Vision Science, State University of New York, State College of Optometry, New York City, NY, July 2014

Master of Science in Vision Science, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, June 2008

Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Optometry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, July 2004

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, U.P., India, July 2000

Certification

2013, Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)

Teaching Experience

Chicago College of Optometry (CCO), Midwestern University (2017-2018)

Course Director: Visual Neurophysiology (OD1)

Course Director: Monocular Sensory Processing (OD1)

Instructor: Clinical Optometry I (OD1)

Courses

College of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences (2019)

Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility (Vision Science IV)

Philosophy

“Understanding basic concepts are more effective than memorizing”.

Research Interest

Clinical Electrophysiology

Traumatic Brain injury (TBI)

Attention Deficits

Vision Development

Research Grant

Objective Assessment of Visual Attention in Younger Children with ADHD Using Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP)

July 2018 - July 2019

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Awards

2015-2016: Received an “Article of the Year” award for the year 2015 from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) organization for an article entitled “VEP and Human Attention: Translation from Laboratory to Clinic”.

2013-2014: Irvin M. Borish Ezell Fellowship (sponsored by Essilor), American Optometric Foundation (AOF)

2013: Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)

2013-2014: College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) grant

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: ARVO Student Travel Fellowship from American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

2010, 2012, 2013: American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Student Travel Fellowship

2009 – 2014: State University of New York, State College of Optometry, Graduate Scholarship

2007: University of Waterloo Travel Fellowship, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

2005 – 2007: International Master’s Scholarship Award (IMSA), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

2005 and 2006: University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

2004: Best Optometry Student Award from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

2004: Passed “International Academy of Contact Lens Educator (IACLE)” examination

Organizations

American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Fellow

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Member

Committees

Chicago College of Optometry (CCO), Midwestern University Committees (2016-2018)

CCO Intramural Research Committee (Chair): 2016-Present

CCO Capstone Project Committee (Chair): 2017-2018

CCO Faculty Development Committee (Chair): 2016-2017

CCO Curriculum Committee (Member): 2015-2016

CCO Education Committee (Member): 2017-2018

College of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences Committee (2018-2019)

Admission Committee (Member): 2018-2019

Publications

Haroon NM, Yadav NK. Case Report: Management of a patient with mTBI and Vestibular Hypofunction with the Binasal Occlusion Technique. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2018;4(2):87-90.

Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam DP, Yadav NK. Convergence Peak Velocity: An Objective, Non-Invasive, Oculomotor- Based Biomarker for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)/Concussion. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2018; 4(1):1-6.

Ciuffreda KJ, Yadav NK, Thiagarajan P, Ludlam DP. A Novel Computer Oculomotor Rehabilitation (COR) Program for Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Sciences 2017 Aug 9;7(8). pii: E99. doi: 10.3390/brainsci7080099.

Ciuffreda KJ, Yadav NK, Ludlam DP. Review: Binasal occlusion (BNO), visual motion sensitivity (VMS), and the visually-evoked potential (VEP) in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain Sciences, 2017 Aug 9;7(8). pii: E98. doi: 10.3390/brainsci7080098.

Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam DP, Tannen B, Yadav NK. “Brock string and the horopter: A Perspective”. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2016; 2(4):208-210.

Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam DP, Yadav NK. How to read a research paper: A perspective. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2016; 2(3):153-154.

Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam DP, Yadav, NK. Does vision therapy work? The wrong question: Perspective ‘the power of a lollipop.’ Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2016; 2:101-103.

Ciuffreda KJ, Yadav NK, Ludlam DP. Using the VEP for better patient outcomes in mild traumatic brain injury. Advanced Ocular Care: Neuro-Ophthalmology, October 2015; 72-74.

Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam DP, Yadav NK. Perspective: Objective visual system biomarkers for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)/concussion. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2015; 1:256-259.

Ciuffreda K.J, Ludlam D.P, Yadav N.K. Conceptual model pyramid of optometric care in mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI): A Perspective. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2015; 1:105-108.

Fimreite V, Ciuffreda K.J, Yadav N.K. Effect of luminance on the visually-evoked potential in visually-normal individuals and in mTBI/concussion. Brain Injury. 2015. 17:1-12.

Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K.J. Assessing Hemianopia Objectively in stroke patients using the VEP technique: A Pilot Study. Vision Development and Rehabilitation. 2015. 1:30-38.

Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K.J, Willeford K.T, Thiagarajan P, Ludlam D.P. VEP and human attention: Translation from laboratory to clinic. Vision Development and Rehabilitation. 2015. 1:14-29.

Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K.J. Objective assessment of visual attention in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using visual-evoked potentials (VEP). Brain Injury. 2015. 29:352-369.

Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K.J. Effect of binasal occlusion (BNO) and base-in prisms on the visual-evoked (VEP) in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Brain Injury. 2014. 28:1568-1580.

Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam D.P, Thiagarajan P, Yadav N.K, Capo-Aponte J. Proposed objective visual system biomarkers for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI): Brief Report. Military Medicine. 2014. 179:1212-1217.

Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K.J. Effect of simulated octant visual field defects on the visual evoked potential (VEP). Journal of Optometry. 2014. 7:238-240.

Yadav N.K, Thiagarajan P, Ciuffreda K.J. Effect of oculomotor vision rehabilitation on the visual-evoked potential and visual attention in mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 2014. 28:922-929.

Gould J, Ciuffreda K.J, Yadav N.K, Thiagarajan P, Arthur B. The effect of retinal defocus on simple eye-hand and eye-foot reaction time in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain Injury. 2013. 27:1643-1648.

Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K.J. Optimization of the pattern visual evoked potential in the visually normal and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) populations. Brain Injury. 2013. 27:1631-1642.

Gould J, Ciuffreda K. J, Arthur B, Yadav N.K. The effect of retinal defocus and ocular dominance on simple eye-hand reaction time. Optometry and Visual Performance. 2013. 1:129-136.

Willeford K.T, Ciuffreda K.J, Yadav N.K. Effect of test duration on the visual-evoked potential (VEP) and alpha-wave responses. Documenta Ophthalmologica. 2013. 126:105-115.

Willeford K.T, Ciuffreda K.J, Yadav N.K, Ludlam D.P. Objective assessment of the human visual attentional state. Documenta Ophthalmologica. 2013. 126:29-44.

Ciuffreda K. J, Yadav N.K, Ludlam D.P. Effect of binasal occlusion (BNO) on the visual-evoked potential (VEP) in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Brain Injury. 2013. 27:41-47.

Yadav N.K, Ludlam D.P, Ciuffreda K. J. Effect of different stimulus configurations on the visual evoked potential (VEP). Documenta Ophthalmologica. 2012. 124:177-196.

Ciuffreda K. J, Yadav N.K, Han E, Ludlam D.P, Peddle A, Hulse P, Walter S, Han J. Distance perception in mild traumatic injury (mTBI). Optometry. 2012. 83:127-136.

Almoqbel F.M, Yadav N.K, Leat S.J, Head L.M, Irving E.L. Effects of sweep VEP parameters on visual acuity and contrast threshold in children and adults. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2010. 249:613-23.

Leat S.J, Yadav N.K, Irving E.L. Development of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in children (Review). Journal of Optometry. 2009. 2: 19–26.

Yadav N.K., Almoqbel F.M, Head L.M, Irving E.L, Leat S.J. Threshold determination in sweep VEP and the effects of criterion. Documenta Ophthalmologica. 2009. 119: 109 – 121.

Narrative

Dr. Naveen Yadav received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Optometry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a Masters in Vision Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in Vision Science from SUNY, College of Optometry. His teaching interest includes visual neurophysiology, visual perception, binocular vision, eye movements, and acquired brain injury. He has a clinical research interest in the areas of acquired brain injury, clinical electrophysiology, visual perception, pediatric vision, and special need population. His ongoing clinical research project is to assess visual attention objectively in younger children with attention deficit. He is actively involved in reviewing grants and manuscripts in the areas of traumatic brain injury (TBI), clinical electrophysiology, and visual perception.