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Edwin C. Marshall, OD, MS, MPH, FAAO, FNAP, is Indiana University professor emeritus of optometry and public health. Dr. Marshall is a past IU vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Prior to being named an IU vice president, he was the associate dean for Academic Affairs and Student Administration at the IU School of Optometry.
Dr. Marshall has served as chair of the National Commission on Vision and Health, chair of the Executive Board and vice president (USA) of the American Public Health Association, and chair of The Nation’s Health Editorial Advisory Committee. He is a past president of the National Optometric Association, the Indiana Optometric Association, and the Indiana Public Health Association. He also served as a United States Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow and was the founding chair of the Minority Health Advisory Committee at the Indiana State Department of Health. He was a member of the Indiana Health Care Professional Development Commission, the Indiana Interagency State Council on Black and Minority Health, the National Eye Institute’s National Eye Health Education Program Planning Committee and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health.
Dr. Marshall is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and a Diplomate in Public Health and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a recipient of the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the Indiana Public Health Foundation, the Indiana State Health Commissioner Award for Excellence in Public Health, the Distinguished Service Award from the Vision Care Section of the American Public Health Association, the Distinguished Hoosier Award from the Office of the Governor, and the Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Marshall was named the Indiana Optometrist of the Year by the Indiana Optometric Association and the National Optometrist of the Year by both the National Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He was honored by the Indiana Optometric Association with the Indiana Optometry Lifetime Achievement Award and by Indiana University with the President’s Medal for Excellence, the School of Public Health-Bloomington Founding Dean’s Medallion, the Bicentennial Medal, and the Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award. In 2009, Dr. Marshall was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.