Dr. Dean Hart quoted in NBC News Here:

‘I’m looking for the truth’: States face criticism for
COVID-19 data cover-ups

‘I’m looking for the truth’: States face criticism for COVID-19 data cover-ups

By Allan Smith

May 25, 2020


“The government has one mission; academics and scholars have a very different mission,” Dr. Dean Hart, an expert on viral transmission and former Columbia University professor who has run for the New York State Assembly as a Democrat, told NBC News.

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About Dr Dean Evan Hart

Dr Dean Hart, OD, has published numerous papers in scholarly peer-review scientific journals about ophthalmic and ocular conditions for opticianry, optometry and ophthalmology. He has conducted research at many scientific institutions including Columbia University, the University of California at Berkeley, SUNY College of Optometry, Hofstra University and the Museum of Natural History. His discoveries were acknowledged at the Inaugural Hall of Fame Legend of the American Optometric Association (AOA) in 2012, the AOA Person of the Year for 1999 and he was awarded Achievement in Healthcare by Long Island Business News in November 2016. His research topics include electron microscopy, nutrition/diet, biochemistry, microbiology, polymer chemistry, and immunocytohistochemistry.



Dr Hart retired after a quarter century as an Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Ophthalmology. He taught medical students, residents, and fellows as Director of the Low Vision Clinic at Harlem Hospital Medical Center. Dr Hart earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY College of Optometry and conducted his Post-Graduate research at University of California at Berkeley.

Dr Hart is the founder of Woodbury Optical Studio and Woodbury Ophthalmic Group and the Contact Lens Research Foundation in Hicksville, NY. He is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Dr Hart ran three times for public service including New York State Assembly and knows applying sound scientific methodology to government office will yield positive results. He is an activist for transparency and anti-corruption measures who founded Long Island Citizens for Good Government.

Dr Hart is a lifelong resident of the Town of Oyster Bay growing up in Jericho and now living in Glen Head with his wife and two children. Check out his full CV for more information on Dr Hart’s scientific career.


Curriculum Vitae of Dr Dean Hart