Marine Nalbandyan, MD, PhD, MPH

Credentials: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
(School of Medicine and Public Health)

Position title: Assistant Scientist


Phone: (608) 265-3192

1069 Warf Office Building
610 Walnut St
Madison, WI 53706

Keywords: Nutrition, diet, age-related eye diseases, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts

MD 2001, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia
MPH 2009, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
PhD 2019, State University of New York–Albany, Albany, NY

Research Interests
Dr. Nalbandyan works in the Nutrition and Eye Health Research Team led by Dr. Julie Mares, MSPH, PhD. She is interested in the epidemiology of eye diseases in different age groups. Her previous research experiences include investigation of non-genetic risk factors for infantile cataracts and examining the outcomes of surgeries on age-related cataracts. Currently, she is examining the role of dietary and nutritional factors on the development of age-related eye diseases, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Nutrition and Eye Health Research Lab

Marine Nalbandyan’s Publications