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Brian McDowell

Brian McDowell

Brian McDowell
Brian McDowell

Associate Professor
Optometry
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • OD, Ferris State University, Optometry
  • BS, Western Michigan University, Biomedical Science, Applied ethics, Chemistry

Biography

Dr. Brian McDowell is an Associate Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University with a minor in Applied Ethics. After completing his Optometry degree at the Michigan College of Optometry in 2011, he went on to be the founding resident of Henry Ford OptimEyes’ Primary Care residency.

His current teaching responsibilities include supervising 2nd and 3rd year interns at the University Eye Center’s Primary Care clinic as well as laboratory supervisor for the Optometric Procedures I and II courses. Dr. McDowell also lectures in a variety of other courses with a strong emphasis on the use of clinical technology to enhance education.

Presentations

  • Poster
    Owens, S. (Author), Holmquist, H. (Presenter), McDowell, B. (Author), Young, M. (Author), Kalaczinski, L. (Author), CHP Health Fair, "Stop Prediabetes," Ferris State University/College of Health Professions, FSU IRC, (April 5, 2022).
  • Lecture
    McDowell, B. (Author & Presenter), FSU College of Pharmacy, "Ocular Over-the-Counter Medications," FSU College of Pharmacy, (2021).
  • Lecture
    McDowell, B. (Author & Presenter), FSU College of Pharmacy, "Pharmaceutical Management of the Aging Eye," Big Rapids, MI, (2021).
  • Poster
    Owens, S. (Author & Presenter), McDowell, B. (Author), Young, M. (Author), Kalaczinski, L. (Author), CHP Health Fair, "Stop Prediabetes," Ferris State University/College of Health Profession, Virtual, (April 7, 2021).
  • Lecture
    McDowell, B., Ferris State Pre-Pharmacy Club, "General Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System," (2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    McDowell, B., FSU Pharmacy Club, "Interprofessional Health Care- A Working Model," (2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    McDowell, B. (Presenter), Session, "General Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System," Michigan College of Optometry, Big Rapids, MI, (2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    McDowell, B. (Presenter), AAO COMP SIG Annual Meeting, "Recording Optometric Procedures Proficiencies- A best Practices Review," (2018).
  • Lecture
    McDowell, B. (Author & Presenter), MCO Faculty Development, "NBEO Part III- CSE- A Review of the Current Procedures," (2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    McDowell, B. (Author & Presenter), FSU College of Pharmacy, "Ocular Health in the Geriatric Population," Big Rapids, MI, (2017).