Dr. Moskowitz has been a faculty member at the college since 2003. She is the laboratory instructor for the course Theory and Methods of Vision Testing, in which she also lectures on visual psychophysics and signal detection theory, and is laboratory instructor for the courses Environmental Optometry and Visual Assessment and Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility. Outside of the college, Dr. Moskowitz is a research associate in ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Boston and an instructor in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
At Children’s Hospital, Dr. Moskowitz conducts research in conjunction with Drs. Anne Fulton and Ronald Hansen on the effect of premature birth on the function and structure of the infant retina. These investigations use electrophysiological methods, namely electroretinogram recording, in conjunction with psychophysical preferential looking tests in order to assess retinal function in preterm infants. They also analyze digital photographs of the infant retina in order to determine structural characteristics and MR images of the globe to study ocular growth. For this research, Dr. Moskowitz is a co-investigator on the National Eye Institute funded study, Photoreceptor Function in Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Dr. Moskowitz’s additional research interests include the assessment of retinal function in children with congenital retinal abnormalities such as achromatopsia, congenital stationary night blindness, and albinism. She is also interested in the misrouting of visual pathways in albinism and cerebral visual impairment. Her studies have resulted in the publication of numerous scholarly articles including one in Science and several in the journals Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Vision Research, Documenta Ophthalmologica, and Archives of Ophthalmology, among others.
Dr. Moskowitz is a member of both the Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology and the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology and Vision. She reviews manuscripts for the journals Documenta Ophthalmologica, Optometry and Vision Science, Ophthalmology & Vision Science, and Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr. Moskowitz earned her PhD in experimental psychology from Northeastern University in 1974 and subsequently completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Infant Vision Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She earned her doctor of optometry through The New England College of Optometry’s accelerated program and received the Scholastic Achievement Award in 1993.