Alfred Sommer, MD MHS
Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and University Distinguished Service Professor
Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health
al sommer, dean, epidemiology, international health, ophthalmology, vitamin A, blindness prevention, glaucoma, visual disorders, micronutrients, clinical guidelines
West S, Sommer A. Prevention of blindness and priorities for the future. Bull WHO 2001;79:244-248.
Christian P, West KP Jr, Khatry SK, Kimbrogh-Pradhan E, LeClerq SC, Katz J, Shrestha SR, Dali SM, Sommer A. Night blindness during pregnancy and subsequent mortality among women in Nepal: effects of vitamin A and beta-carotene supplementation. Am J Epidemiol 2000;152:542-547.
Katz J, West KP Jr, Khatry SK, Pradhan EK, LeClerq SC, Christian P, Wu LSF, Adhikari RK, Shrestha SR, Sommer A, and NNIPS-2 Study Group. Maternal low-dose vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation has no effect on fetal loss and early infant mortality: a randomized cluster trial in Nepal. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:1570-1576.
Semba RD, Muhilal, West KP Jr, Natadisastra G, Eisinger W, Lan Y, Sommer A. Hyporetinolemia and acute phase proteins in children with and without xerophthalmia. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:146-153.
Quigley HA, Varma R, Tielsch JM, Katz J, Sommer A, Gilbert DL. The relationship between optic disc area and open-angle glaucoma: the Baltimore Eye Survey. J Glaucoma 1999;8:347-352.