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Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Humanities, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative; Co-director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Contact Information

Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States



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.

Education & Training

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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Graduate, Executive Leadership in Academic MedicineDrexel University2021
C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary AwardAmerican Heart/Stroke Association2018
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