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Adolescent Health

Loretta Ng

Bloomberg Fellow

Loretta Ng, serves as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry.  Her public health focus is establishing collaborative vision care services in Pomona, California, targeting underserved pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. Limited access to care leads to undiagnosed visual function and ocular health issues, impacting academic and social success, especially in disadvantaged communities. Ng and her team at WesternU forge sustainable partnerships with various stakeholders (e.g. other health professionals, industry partners, and local agencies) to provide needed vision care to Pomona Unified School District’s ~21,000 students through sponsored prescription eyeglasses, vision therapy, and/or treatment of ocular disease conditions. These services are designed to eliminate visual barriers to learning to support educational attainment that transforms our communities.  

Western University of Health Sciences, located in Pomona, California and Lebanon, Oregon is an independent nonprofit graduate health professions university, conferring degrees in eleven different disciplines, including the Doctor of Optometry. WesternU is also home to WesternUHealth, where the best in collaborative health care services is provided for members of our community.  For over 45 years, WesternU has prepared health care professionals to provide compassionate care to members of our diverse global society. Our educational approach is centered around humanistic values, so that our graduates treat every patient as the unique individual they are. WesternU also is one of the largest graduate schools for the health sciences in California and our Alumni rank among the top leaders in health care and medicine throughout the country and the world. 

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