Higginbotham earned her SB and SM in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, and is a board-certified ophthalmologist, with a subspecialty in glaucoma. She has a wide range of research interests, from ocular pharmacology to health disparities and policy, and has extensive experience conducting clinical trials. In addition to advancing the diversity and inclusion agenda as vice dean, Higginbotham plans to actively continue her research interests.
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