• Dr. Register’s clinical practice focuses on ocular disease, surgical co-management, primary eye care and contact lenses. Dr. Register joined the UAB Department of Ophthalmology in Fall 2016 and received the 2016 AOSA Teaching Award from her students. Dr. Register is a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She serves on the Board of Directors for the UAB National Alumni Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama. She is also an active member of the American Medical Women’s Association and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She has served on the Accreditation Council of Optometric Education Residency Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council of Optometric Education.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023 Why We Want Our Students to Learn about Poverty and Healthcare: Sharing Our Students' Experiences from Poverty Simulations.Health Communication.  38:411-415. 2023
    2023 Why We Want Our Students to Learn about Poverty and Health Care: Sharing Our Own Experiences from Poverty SimulationsHealth Communication.  38:191-199. 2023
    2022 An Investigation on the Perceptions of Practicing Interdisciplinary Health Professionals on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Simulation 2022
    2021 Alabama Screening and Intervention for Glaucoma and Eye Health through Telemedicine (AL-SIGHT): Study Design and MethodologyJournal of Glaucoma.  30:371-379. 2021
    2020 Using AIDET® Education Simulations to Improve Patient Experience ScoresClinical Simulation in Nursing.  38:14-17. 2020
    2019 Effect of interprofessional (IP) faculty development on perceptions of IP collaboration and on IP behaviorsJournal of Interprofessional Care.  33:809-811. 2019
    2019 Using healthcare simulation in space planning to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the healthcare systemHealth Systems.  8:184-189. 2019
    2018 Promotion and Tenure: Application of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Scholarship of Engagement Criteria to Health Professions EducationHealth Professions Education.  4:39-47. 2018
    2016 Effectiveness of Non-Primary Care-Based Smoking Cessation Interventions for Adults with Diabetes: A Systematic Literature ReviewCurrent Diabetes Reports.  16. 2016
    2014 Interprofesional Healthcare as a Catalyst for Better Education 2014
    2013 Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative: Milestones in the JourneyJournal of Interprofessional Care.  27:216-216. 2013
    2012 Defining and measuring construct of interprofessional professionalismJournal of Allied Health.  41. 2012
    2011 A Backward Glance on Optometric Education 2011
    2010 Visual acuity and stereopsis screening results in an underserved community 2010
    2010 Optometric Student Gender Trends and the Impact of Diversity: The Impact of Women in a Male Dominated Profession 2010
    2007 Correlation Between Quantity of Clinical Experiences and NBEO Clinical Skills Performance.Optometric Education.  32:75-78. 2007
    2000 Relationship of telomeres and p53 in aging bovine corneal endothelial cell cultures 2000
    2000 Comparison of p53 levels in fresh vs. cultured, human corneal endothelial cells. 2000
    1999 Bovine corneal endothelial cell p53 levels increase with culture age as the cellular telomeres shorten. 1999
    1998 Levels of p53 protein in bovine vs. human corneal endothelial cells-relationship to telomere lengths 1998

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2000
  • Full Name

  • Shilpa Register