Judith H. Lichtman, PhD, MPH is Susan Dwight Bliss Professor and Chair in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, CT. She received her Master of Public Health degree and PhD in Epidemiology at Yale University. Dr. Lichtman has been actively involved in regional and national studies of cardiovascular and stroke outcomes. She has served on several national committees related to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders including the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Patient Education System Task Force, the AHA Peer Review Evaluation Design Task Force, the AHA Stroke and Epidemiology Councils, the AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Expert Panel, and the American Stroke Association (ASA) Advisory Committee. She has been a member of the program committee for the AHA Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, and has served on numerous National AHA/ASA Writing Committees, including leading both an Advisory and Scientific Statement on depression and heart disease. She was the recipient of the C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award from the AHA/ASA in 2018, and is a graduate of the Drexel University Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. Dr. Lichtman has been the principal investigator for projects funded by the Goddess Foundation; the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation; the American Heart Association; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Institute on Aging; the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Lichtman’s research focuses on examining the epidemiology of stroke and heart disease using longitudinal databases and prospective observational studies.