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Alan Morse JD, PhD

Alan R. Morse JD, PhD

President & CEO, Lighthouse Guild, New York, New York; Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York

Alan R. Morse is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse Guild, which provides a broad spectrum of services to prevent and address vision loss. His interests include the influence of vision loss on health care utilization, functional implications of vision loss and communication issues in patient-centered care delivery. Dr. Morse is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University. He has served on the Editorial Board of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been a consultant to the Academy’s Vision Rehabilitation Committee. He also has served on the editorial board of Archives of Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association and is an ad hoc peer reviewer for more than a dozen journals. Dr. Morse is a frequent participant on panels, workgroups and committees, most recently, as a member of the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Morse is a participant in the ongoing Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study Vision Loss Expert Group and is a current or past director of numerous healthcare organizations including the Healthcare Association of New York State, Greater New York Hospital Association, the Advisory Board of the McPherson Eye Research Institute (University of Wisconsin), the Alliance Advancing Non-Profit Healthcare and other groups focused on quality of healthcare delivery. Dr. Morse received his BA from Franklin College, MS from Indiana University, JD from Pace University and PhD from Fordham University.