Dr. Malkin is a graduate of Emory University and completed her training in Optometry at the New England College of Optometry (NECO). She completed her residency at Northport VA Hospital focusing on primary care optometry, low vision rehabilitation, and vision therapy. Malkin was subsequently awarded the Lions Visual Rehabilitation Fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2010. 

Dr. Malkin is on the faculty of the New England College of Optometry as an Associate Professor of Optometry in the Department of Specialty and Advanced Care. She specializes in the didactic and clinical aspects of visual rehabilitation. Previously, Dr. Malkin worked in a low vision practice in the Washington metropolitan area and was also a part-time faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute. Her research interests include clinical research, including understanding outcome measures and improving access to low vision care. 

Dr. Malkin has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of low vision rehabilitation and clinical outcomes. She has also lectured in the United States and internationally on a variety of topics including patient outcomes, optics, and technology in the field of low vision.