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Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH

Department Chair and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Co-director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research



Judith H. Lichtman, PhD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, CT. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and 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 including the AHA Patient Education System Task Force, the AHA Peer Review Evaluation Design Task Force, the AHA Stroke and Epidemiology Councils, and the AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Expert Panel. She has been a member of the Program Committee for the American Heart Association Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, the co-chair for two National American Heart Association Writing Committees, and was recently appointed as a member of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee, as well as the Quality Improvement Working group for the AHA Get With the Guidelines Program. Dr. Lichtman has been the Principal Investigator for projects funded by the Goddess Foundation, Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, AHA, CDC, NIA, AHRQ, NHLBI, and NINDS. Dr. Lichtman’s research focuses on examining the epidemiology of stroke and heart disease using longitudinal databases and prospective observational studies.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (1996)
  • MPH
    Yale University (1988)
  • BA
    University of Rochester (1985)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association2015
Women with Heart Research Award, Go Red for Women Campaign, American Heart Association New York City2005
Hazel Goddess Career Development Award for Stroke Research in WomenGoddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women2001

Professional Service

American Heart AssociationChair of the EPI Stroke Statistics Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council2015 - Present
American Heart AssociationStroke Council Liaison on the Leadership Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council2015 - Present

Departments & Organizations