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Joseph Carroll, PhD, FARVO, Elected Editor-in-Chief of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Joseph Carroll, PhD, FARVO, Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Director of the Dennis P. Han Advanced Ocular Imaging Program has been elected as the Editor-in-Chief of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The Editors-in-Chief will begin a transition in June 2021, with the official term of office January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2027.

Jon Mallet, PhD, Director of Journals at ARVO shared his enthusiasm, “ARVO journals is lucky to be getting Dr. Joe Carroll as its next Editor-in-Chief. As well as being a prolific author in all three ARVO journals, Dr. Carroll has been an Associate Editor of IOVS since 2018 and has contributed energetically in that role. ARVO staff all look forward to working with Dr. Carroll as Editor-in-Chief.”

IOVS is an official journal of ARVO an international organization whose purpose is to advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders.

"ARVO is my scientific home, as it is for many in the vision community,” says Carroll. “I am honored to have been elected by my peers to lead IOVS, ARVO’s flagship journal. I am excited by the opportunity to give back to an organization that has given so much to me professionally over the years.”

In his role as editor-in-chief, Carroll will continue to directly impact vision research. He shared, “During my term I hope to improve the author experience, diversify the reviewer pool and editorial board, and to decrease the time to first decision on each manuscript.”

Carroll is a Fellow of ARVO and has 25 combined years of editorial service for various journals serving as a feature issue editor for Journal of the Optical Society of America A in 2006, Biomedical Optics Express in 2010, and Visual Neuroscience in 2015. He served as an Associate Editor for Biomedical Optics Express from 2011-2016 and as an EBM for Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science from 2013-2017. Carroll currently serves as an Associate Editor for Visual Neuroscience since 2015, Reviewing Editor for Current Eye Research since 2017, Editorial Board Member for Translational Vision Science & Technology since 2017, and Associate Editor for Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science since 2018. He is the author or co-author of 175 research papers on adaptive optics technology, comparative color vision, foveal structure and function, and clinical applications of retinal imaging.

Dr. Carroll earned his PhD in Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy from the Medical College of Wisconsin and is a founding member of the Dennis P. Han Advanced Ocular Imaging Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is proud to celebrate this honor with Dr. Carroll.