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Marlon ​Maus, MD, DrPH, FACS

Associate Adjunct Professor, Community Health Sciences
Marlon Maus operates at the nexus of vision science, technology, and public health. Trained as an ophthalmologist and public health expert, he is deeply committed to mitigating disparities in visual health. A seasoned educator, Marlon has previously helmed an ophthalmology residency program and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program at BPH. He currently instructs both undergraduate and graduate students, and dedicates time to mentorship, guiding the next generation of healthcare professionals, including those on a pre-medical track.
Phone: (510) 292-5154
Available for Advising
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way #5109
Berkeley, CA 94720


Born and raised in Mexico, Marlon Maus ventured to the United States to complete his undergraduate studies before undertaking medical school and residency in Philadelphia. As a board-certified ophthalmologist and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Marlon has had a storied career, previously serving as an oculoplastics surgeon and Director of the Residency Program and Emergency Department at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. Additionally, he has held prominent roles in national professional organizations such as the American Council of Graduate Medical Education, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

After completing a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a DrPH at the School of Public Health, Berkeley, Marlon focused his research on addressing visual disabilities in migrant populations, as well as the interplay between public health, the built environment, and aging. Collaborating with Professor Satariano, he conducted studies on physical and cognitive enhancing technologies for older adults, culminating in a jointly authored book. Marlon is also involved in the WordWalk project, which is developing mobile technology-based devices to promote healthy aging. Furthermore, he is investigating diabetic retinopathy screening to prevent visual loss and blindness in Mexican migrant populations within Mexican consulates, as part of the Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA) program at UC Berkeley.

Currently residing in Berkeley, Marlon is an avid food enthusiast who relishes the diverse culinary offerings of the Bay Area.

Research Interests

  • Visual disability prevention in at-risk vulnerable populations
  • Technologies to enhance healthy aging
  • Aging and the built environment


  • Post-doctorate – Aging and Public Health
    University of California, Berkeley
  • DrPH – University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH – University of California, Berkeley
  • Fellowship – Oculoplastics
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University
  • Fellowship – Orbital Disease
    Wills Eye Hospital
  • Residency – Ophthalmology
    Wills Eye Hospital
  • Internship – Medical Center of Delaware
  • MD – Jefferson Medical College
  • BA (Honors) – Brown University


Courses Taught

    • PB HLTH 101
    • A sustainable world: Challenges and Opportunities
    • PB HLTH 198
    • Directed Group Study
    • PB HLTH 199
    • Supervised Independent Study and Research
    • PB HLTH 293
    • Doctoral Seminar
    • PB HLTH W 200
    • Foundations of Public Health Practice