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Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3406 | Department: 336-716-2184

Email: egower@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania , 1994
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 2002
Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.

Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Research Interests

education/training (all f, t,, epidemiology, health services, research/outc, information sciences, prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3406 | Department: 336-716-2184

Email: egower@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Jampel HD, Cassard SD, Friedman DS, Shekhawat NS, Whiteside-de Vos J, Quigley HA, Gower EW. Trends over time and regional variations in the rate of laser trabeculoplasty in the medicare population. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(6):685-690.

Gower EW, West SK, Harding JC, Cassard SD, Munoz BE, Othman MS, Kello AB, Merbs SL. Trachomatous trichiasis clamp vs standard bilamellar tarsal rotation instrumentation for trichiasis surgery: results of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(3):294-301.

Gower EW, Lindsley K, Nanji AA, Leyngold I, McDonnell PJ. Perioperative antibiotics for prevention of acute endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;7():CD006364.

Gower EW, Whiteside-de Vos J, Cassard SD, Shekhawat NS, Friedman DS. The Medicare glaucoma screening benefit: a critical program that misses its target [editorial]. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013;156(2):211-212.

Friedman DS, Cassard SD, Williams SK, Baldonado K, O'Brien RW, Gower EW. Outcomes of a vision screening program for underserved populations in the United States. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2013;20(4):201-211.

Gower EW, Silverman E, Cassard SD, Williams SK, Baldonado K, Friedman DS. Barriers to attending an eye examination after vision screening referral within a vulnerable population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(3):1042-1052.

Quigley HA, Cassard SD, Gower EW, Ramulu PY, Jampel HD, Friedman DS. The cost of glaucoma care provided to Medicare beneficiaries from 2002 to 2009. Ophthalmology. 2013;120(11):2249-2257.

Lee BS, Munoz BE, West SK, Gower EW. Functional improvement after one- and two-eye cataract surgery in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation. Ophthalmology. 2013;120(5):949-955.

McCrory M, Gower E, Morris P, Simpson S. Off-hours admission and mortality in pediatric intensive care [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A135.


Merbs SL, Kello AB, Gelema H, West SK, Gower EW. The trachomatous trichiasis clamp: a surgical instrument designed to improve bilamellar tarsal rotation procedure outcomes. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(2):220-223.

Do DV, Gower EW, Cassard SD, Boyer D, Bressler NM, Bressler SB, Heier JS, Jefferys JL, Singerman LJ, Solomon SD. Detection of new-onset choroidal neovascularization using optical coherence tomography: the AMD DOC Study. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(4):771-778.

Keay L, Gower EW, Cassard SD, Tielsch JM, Schein OD. Postcataract surgery endophthalmitis in the United States: analysis of the complete 2003 to 2004 Medicare database of cataract surgeries. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(5):914-922.

Gower EW, West SK, Cassard SD, Munoz BE, Harding JC, Merbs SL. Definitions and standardization of a new grading scheme for eyelid contour abnormalities after trichiasis surgery. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(6):e1713.

Cassard SD, Quigley HA, Gower EW, Friedman DS, Ramulu PY, Jampel HD. Regional variations and trends in the prevalence of diagnosed glaucoma in the Medicare population. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(7):1342-1351.

Merbs SL, Harding JC, Cassard SD, Munoz BE, West SK, Gower EW. Relationship between immediate post-operative appearance and 6-week operative outcome in trichiasis surgery. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(7):e1718.

Kaleem MA, Munoz BE, Munro CA, Gower EW, West SK. Visual characteristics of elderly night drivers in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Driving Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012;53(9):5161-5167.

Gower EW, Keay L, Cassard SD, Tielsch JM, Schein OD. Geographic location and endophthalmitis [reply to letter]. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(12):2656-2657.

Werther W, Gower E, Cassard S, Chu L, Varma R, Klein R. Rates of systemic adverse events following intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF medications for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) [abstract]. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012;21(Suppl 3):46-47.

Schein OD, Cassard SD, Tielsch JM, Gower EW. Cataract surgery among Medicare beneficiaries. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2012;19(5):257-264.

Munro CA, Winicki JM, Schretlen DJ, Gower EW, Turano KA, Munoz B, Keay L, Bandeen-Roche K, West SK. Sex differences in cognition in healthy elderly individuals. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2012;19(6):759-768.

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Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention

Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.

Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

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