Learn more about my research and PhD experience on the PhD Talk podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/interview-with-jacqueline-shaia-ep-115/id1542985208?i=1000612553842
Want to learn more about me? Check out my 2 minute Introduction Video here: 
Just a passionate 29 year old starting her PhD in Clinical Translational Science. Not sure what that is? With this blog I aim to explore the growing fields of translational science and research and how I plan to use them for the study of the eye. I will also be talking about tips and tricks for PhD applications, my path to this career, why we need more women to join our field, and showcase guest blogger voices! 
Interested in my research? Check out my three minute thesis talk!


Prevalence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder in the United States.

F. Briggs, Jacqueline Shaia

Multiple Sclerosis, 2024

Characterisation and Visual Outcomes of Fulminant Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Narrative Review

Jacqueline K. Shaia, Jonathan C Markle, Nikhil Das, Rishi P. Singh, Katherine E. Talcott, Devon A Cohen

Neuro-ophthalmology (Aeolus Press. 1980), 2024

Changes in Prevalence of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in the United States Between 2015 and 2022, Stratified by Sex, Race, and Ethnicity.

Jacqueline K. Shaia, Neha Sharma, Madhukar Kumar, Jeffrey Chu, Christopher M. Maatouk, Katherine E. Talcott, Rishi P. Singh, Devon A Cohen

Neurology, 2024

Propensity matched analysis of the risk of age-related macular degeneration with systemic immune-mediated inflammatory disease

Priya Shukla, M. Russell, J. Muste, Jacqueline K. Shaia, Madhukar Kumar, Amy S. Nowacki, R. Hajj-Ali, Rishi P. Singh, Katherine E. Talcott

Ophthalmology Retina, 2024

The Incidence, Time to Development, and Risk Factors for Fellow Eye Retinal Vein Occlusions.

Brian J Liu, Jacqueline K. Shaia, Kevin Allan, B. L. Kuo, Rishi P. Singh, Katherine E. Talcott

Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina, 2023

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Blog Posts (New Posts on Tuesdays!)

Jun 12, 2023

Science Slams: Jacquelens the Aspiring Scientist!

I just stumbled across a video of me participating in a science competition! Back in undergrad, I participated in a a Science Slam - a challenge to present your research to a generalize audience and explain it's purpose. This was the first study I cond...

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Dec 13, 2022

Hopping Down Memory Lane - My First Scientific Article!

This week we are taking a trip down memory lane to a small rural town in Virginia, USA. Every summer I would visit my grandparents there where I’d swim in the pool and run around the yard with my sisters and cousins. Little did my family realize that t...

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Nov 18, 2022

3 Minute Thesis Video

I decided to try out for my University's three minute thesis competition! This is a challenge where PhD students are asked to explain their research and its' impact on society in 3 minutes or less. This explanation must be presented in a way anyone cou... (Link)

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Jun 1, 2022

Two Blind Brothers Interview

As a PhD student studying diseases affecting vision, one of the goals of my blog is to expose what vision loss is like. I had the privilege of interviewing the Two Blind Brothers, Bryan and Bradford Manning about their experience with Stargardt Disease...

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May 10, 2022

Average No Longer

This semester has required me to work harder than I ever have before. There were too many nights where I worked until 12 am to count (no I do not recommend this practice). But although my course work was intense to say the least, I have learned an incr...

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Patient Perspectives about Vision Loss

We have all heard of blindness, but only a patient truly can understand how that could impact their life. Check out some of my favorite perspectives regarding vision blindness.

Science Books!

Looking for your next thought provoking science book? Look no further! Check out my favorite science reads and book review. I promise, you won't regret it.


Jacqueline Shaia, MS

My scientific goal is to become a neuro-epidemiologist focused on researching understudied diseases including idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). During my career, I hope I can take the idiopathic out of IIH and truly define the cause of this disease. Please feel free to reach out to me if you're interested in a collaboration, have questions, or comments!


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