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Aurora Denial, OD, DAAO(OE)

  • Professor of Optometry
  • Chair, Clinical Education and Clinical Sciences Department
  • Attending Optometrist, Codman Square Community Health Center


Residency, New England College of Optometry
OD, New England College of Optometry

Areas of Expertise

Professional Honors & Awards

Diplomate in Optometric Education, American Academy of Optometry, 2014
Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Excellence in Writing, 2010
Congressional Advocacy Award, American Optometric Association, 2008
Dupuis-Pellerin Award for Faculty Excellence, 2006
Faculty Merit Award, New England College of Optometry, 2004
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry, 1998
Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society
Bernell Company Student Award for Outstanding Performance

Practice Locations

Codman Square Community Health Center

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry, Diplomat
American Optometric Association

Research Interests

Optometric Education

Publications & Presentations

  • Bastian D., Denial A.,” No Time to Finish” Optometric Education, Volume 46, Number 1, Fall, 2020.
  • Denial A., Bastian D, Chu G and Moy A, Faculty Perceptions of the Impact of Electronic Medical and Health Records in Optometric Education in the United States and Puerto Rico, Optometric Education, Volume 43, Number 3, Summer, 2018.
  • Carlson N, Denial A, Hyperopia and Presbyopia: A Teaching Case Report, Optometric Education, Volume 41, Number 2, Winter /Spring 2016.
  • Kammer, R, Schreiner, L, Kim, Y. K, & Denial, A. (2015). The Validation of the Active Learning in Health Professions Scale. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 9(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1541-5015.1504
  • Denial A, Scholarly Productivity Related to Academic Rank in Optometric Faculty, Optometric Education, Volume 40, Number 1, Fall 2014.