Epidemiological studies are conducted often in San Antonio due to the diverse population. Amanda Staudt, PhD, MPH is an up-and-coming researcher conducting a study that will assess the number of healthy years lost to combat-related eye injuries. By identifying the maximum treatment time in current (shorter) timelines, Staudt proposes that treatment guidelines and expectations during prolonged field care can be informed. Her aims of research are to determine the burden of ocular injury for each diagnosis and to determine a maximum time between injury and primary repair in order to minimize the loss of visual activity. This study will demonstrate the full extent and burden of combat ocular injuries.
Staudt is a Geneva Epidemiologist who is currently working at the U.S Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) in San Antonio. She is Received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Master of Public Health and PhD in Occupational Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.