Legacy Research Institute

Transforming medical care through science, technology, and innovation.

Steve Mansberger, MD


Chenoweth Chair of Ophthalmology, Director of Glaucoma Services, Director of Glaucoma Fellowship, Legacy Devers Eye Institute
Senior Scientist, Discoveries in Sight, Legacy Research Institute
Clinical Vice-President, Legacy Health

503-413-8202 | Email:smansberger@deverseye.org

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Devers Eye Institute  |  Legacy Health Provider Profile
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Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH is Chair, Senior Scientist, and Director of ophthalmic clinical trials for Legacy Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon. He is also director of the glaucoma fellowship program and director of the glaucoma service. He holds appointments at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Mansberger completed his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, an ophthalmology residency at Shiley Eye Center at the University of California, San Diego, and a glaucoma fellowship at Devers Eye Institute. He also earned a Masters in Public Health degree (MPH-Biostatistics/Epidemiology) from OHSU.

Dr. Mansberger has been continuously funded by the National Eye Institute since 2000 with over 30 other research grants including foundations and industry. He has won numerous awards including “Best Doctors in Portland, OR”, “Best Doctors in America”, Heed Fellowship, The Robert Watske Ophthalmology Instructor of the Year, American Glaucoma Society Clinician-Scientist award, among others. He is on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Glaucoma and American Journal of Ophthalmology, and is the Section Editor for epidemiology/glaucoma at American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is an invited reviewer for Archives of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Survey of Ophthalmology, as well as multiple other journals. He has authored over 300 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts.


Automated Segmentation Errors When Using Optical Coherence Tomography to Measure Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Glaucoma.
Mansberger SL, Menda SA, Fortune BA, Gardiner SK, Demirel S.
Am J Ophthalmol.2017 Feb;174:1-8.

Eye Disease in Patients with Diabetes Screened with Telemedicine.
Park DW, Mansberger SL.
Telemed J E Health.2017 Feb;23(2):113-118.

Detection of Functional Change Using Cluster Trend Analysis in Glaucoma.
Gardiner SK, Mansberger SL, Demirel S.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.2017 May 1;58(6):BIO180-BIO190.

Motivational interviewing or reminders for glaucoma medication adherence: Results of a multi-site randomised controlled trial.
Cook PF, Schmiege SJ, Mansberger SL, Sheppler C, Kammer J, Fitzgerald T, Kahook MY.
Psychol Health.2017 Feb;32(2):145-165.


  • Functional testing of glaucoma
  • Prevalence of eye disease in populations
  • Health behavior as it relates to glaucoma medication adherence
  • Eye drop administration
  • Biostatistics and epidemiology


We focus our efforts on: health behavior as it relates to eye disease; advanced biostatistics to advance the evaluation and interpretation of ophthalmology data; clinical trials to predict individual and group responses to interventions; glaucoma medication adherence; and studies to examine the effectiveness of interventions on individuals, communities, and health systems.