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Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH

Department Chair and 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

Research Summary

Dr. Lichtman’s primary research interests are the epidemiology of heart disease and stroke. She has extensive experience examining vascular disease outcomes using large administrative databases. Dr. Lichtman has also developed a national, longitudinal, 14-year database from Medicare data to examine disease trends, patterns of care, and outcomes among elderly patients with heart disease and stroke. She is also Principal Investigator for several studies examining heart disease in young women, and Co-Principal Investigator for an on-going large prospective study of young heart attack survivors. Her research examines biological, social, and environmental factors that influence the presentation and outcomes of young women with heart disease.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Lichtman’s primary research interests are the epidemiology of heart disease and stroke. As part of an initiative to achieve the disease objectives listed in the Healthy People 2010, the National Conference on CVD Prevention identified the need for better data to look at national trends across the population, and in subgroups defined by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography. Despite this initiative, the United States lacks a cohesive, informative surveillance system that provides insights into national patterns of vascular care, revealing national trends over time, and tracking long-term patient outcomes. To help address this gap, Dr. Lichtman has created a national, longitudinal, 14-year database from Medicare data to examine disease trends, patterns of care, and outcomes among elderly patients with heart disease and stroke. She is also Principal Investigator for several studies examining heart disease in young women. Despite perceptions that young women are protected from heart disease, it is one of the leading causes of death for this group. Her research examines biological, social, and environmental factors that influence the presentation and outcomes of young women with heart disease.

Dr. Lichtman has served on several national committees related to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders 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, and currently serves as the co-chair for a National American Heart Association Writing Committee and a recently appointed member of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee.

  • Prospective Registry for the Predisposing Factors, Care, and Outcomes of Myocardial Infarction in Young Women
  • Determinants of Disparities in the Care and Outcomes for Young Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiovascular Disease Trends in the Elderly
  • Care and Outcomes for Elderly ACS/PCI Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Stroke Hospitalization in the Elderly with Medicare FFS
  • Impact of Aging on Stroke Care: A National Perspective
  • Process-Outcome Links in the National Stroke Project.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Heart Diseases; Quality of Health Care; Research; Stroke

Public Health Interests

Aging; Cardiovascular Diseases; Community Health; Women's Health; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice

Selected Publications

  • Beyond In-Hospital Mortality: Use of Postdischarge Quality Metrics Provides a More Complete Picture of Older Adult Trauma CareZogg C, Cooper Z, Peduzzi P, Falvey J, Tinetti M, Lichtman J. Beyond In-Hospital Mortality: Use of Postdischarge Quality Metrics Provides a More Complete Picture of Older Adult Trauma Care Journal Of The American College Of Surgeons 2022, 235: s275-s276. DOI: 10.1097/01.xcs.0000895172.91319.ed.
  • Abstract P044: Associations Between Depression And Hypertension Among Women And Men VeteransChang T, Gaffey A, Brandt C, Lichtman J. Abstract P044: Associations Between Depression And Hypertension Among Women And Men Veterans Hypertension 2022, 79 DOI: 10.1161/hyp.79.suppl_1.p044.
  • Abstract P238: Stroke-belt Residence And Post-stroke Statin UseTran P, Zhu C, Chang T, Goldstein L, Lichtman J. Abstract P238: Stroke-belt Residence And Post-stroke Statin Use Circulation 2022, 145 DOI: 10.1161/circ.145.suppl_1.p238.
  • Abstract 31: One-year Mortality And Stroke Readmissions After Ischemic Stroke In Critical Access HospitalsLichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract 31: One-year Mortality And Stroke Readmissions After Ischemic Stroke In Critical Access Hospitals Stroke 2022, 53: a31-a31. DOI: 10.1161/str.53.suppl_1.31.
  • Abstract WMP39: Geographic Variation In The Prevalence Of Internet Use Among Us Men And Women With Stroke: Implications For TelerehabilitationZhu C, Tran P, Dreyer R, Lichtman J. Abstract WMP39: Geographic Variation In The Prevalence Of Internet Use Among Us Men And Women With Stroke: Implications For Telerehabilitation Stroke 2022, 53: awmp39-awmp39. DOI: 10.1161/str.53.suppl_1.wmp39.
  • Abstract WP59: Sex And Age Specific Differences In Rehabilitation Attendance Between Rural And Urban Stroke Patients In The United StatesTran P, Zhu C, Dreyer R, Lichtman J. Abstract WP59: Sex And Age Specific Differences In Rehabilitation Attendance Between Rural And Urban Stroke Patients In The United States Stroke 2022, 53: awp59-awp59. DOI: 10.1161/str.53.suppl_1.wp59.
  • Abstract 12931: The Association of Depression With Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance by Age and Sex Among Patients With Myocardial Infarction: Results From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemZhu C, Tran P, Dreyer R, Lichtman J. Abstract 12931: The Association of Depression With Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance by Age and Sex Among Patients With Myocardial Infarction: Results From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Circulation 2021, 144: a12931-a12931. DOI: 10.1161/circ.144.suppl_1.12931.
  • Disparities in patient engagement with video telemedicine among high video use providers during the COVID-19 pandemicGrady C, Claus E, Bunn D, Pagliaro J, Lichtman J, Bhatt A. Disparities in patient engagement with video telemedicine among high video use providers during the COVID-19 pandemic European Heart Journal - Digital Health 2021, 2: ztab067. PMCID: PMC8344537, DOI: 10.1093/ehjdh/ztab067.
  • Abstract P245: Sex Differences in the Association Between Cardiovascular Risk Profiles and Hospitalizations/ED Visits Among Patients With a History of Stroke/TIAChang T, Goldstein L, Leifheit E, Lichtman J. Abstract P245: Sex Differences in the Association Between Cardiovascular Risk Profiles and Hospitalizations/ED Visits Among Patients With a History of Stroke/TIA Stroke 2021, 52 DOI: 10.1161/str.52.suppl_1.p245.
  • Abstract 60: National Temporal Patterns in Recurrent Stroke by Demographic Characteristics and Geographic Regions: 2001-2016Lichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract 60: National Temporal Patterns in Recurrent Stroke by Demographic Characteristics and Geographic Regions: 2001-2016 Stroke 2021, 52 DOI: 10.1161/str.52.suppl_1.60.
  • Abstract 61: Community Factors Associated With Persistently High 1-Year Recurrent Stroke Rates in the United StatesLeifheit E, Wang Y, Goldstein L, Lichtman J. Abstract 61: Community Factors Associated With Persistently High 1-Year Recurrent Stroke Rates in the United States Stroke 2021, 52 DOI: 10.1161/str.52.suppl_1.61.
  • Abstract P644: Average Daily Temperature Fluctuation and Hospitalizations and 30-Day Mortality for Stroke and AMITran P, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Goldstein L, Lichtman J. Abstract P644: Average Daily Temperature Fluctuation and Hospitalizations and 30-Day Mortality for Stroke and AMI Stroke 2021, 52 DOI: 10.1161/str.52.suppl_1.p644.
  • Abstract P655: Race Differences in 10-Year Mortality After Ischemic StrokeLichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Arakaki A, Goldstein L. Abstract P655: Race Differences in 10-Year Mortality After Ischemic Stroke Stroke 2021, 52 DOI: 10.1161/str.52.suppl_1.p655.
  • Abstract TMP52: The Hidden Burden of Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Atrial Fibrillation Hospitalizations Among Elderly WomenLichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Howard V, Goldstein L. Abstract TMP52: The Hidden Burden of Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Atrial Fibrillation Hospitalizations Among Elderly Women Stroke 2020, 51 DOI: 10.1161/str.51.suppl_1.tmp52.
  • Abstract WP349: Sex-Based Claims Models for the Prediction of 1-Year Mortality After Ischemic and Hemorrhagic StrokeLichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract WP349: Sex-Based Claims Models for the Prediction of 1-Year Mortality After Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Stroke 2020, 51 DOI: 10.1161/str.51.suppl_1.wp349.
  • Abstract 186: Regional Variation in Carotid Revascularization Procedures and Outcomes Among Elderly Medicare BeneficiariesLichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Claus E, Goldstein L. Abstract 186: Regional Variation in Carotid Revascularization Procedures and Outcomes Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries Stroke 2019, 50 DOI: 10.1161/str.50.suppl_1.186.
  • Abstract WMP90: Association Between Post-Discharge Complications and One-Year Mortality After Ischemic StrokeLichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract WMP90: Association Between Post-Discharge Complications and One-Year Mortality After Ischemic Stroke Stroke 2019, 50 DOI: 10.1161/str.50.suppl_1.wmp90.
  • Abstract WMP91: Worse Outcomes After Ischemic Stroke for Dual-Eligible Medicare-Medicaid BeneficiariesLeifheit E, Wang Y, Goldstein L, Lichtman J. Abstract WMP91: Worse Outcomes After Ischemic Stroke for Dual-Eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries Stroke 2019, 50 DOI: 10.1161/str.50.suppl_1.wmp91.
  • Abstract WMP92: Stroke Quality of Care Measures in Relation to Long-term Mortality in the Florida Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities (FL-PR CReSD) StudyGardener H, Rundek T, Lichtman J, Leifheit E, Wang K, Romano J, Sacco R. Abstract WMP92: Stroke Quality of Care Measures in Relation to Long-term Mortality in the Florida Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities (FL-PR CReSD) Study Stroke 2019, 50 DOI: 10.1161/str.50.suppl_1.wmp92.
  • Abstract WP213: Age-specific Black-white Differences in 30-day Post-Stroke Fatality in the National Regards StudyHoward V, Albright K, McNeill S, Kwon S, Lichtman J, Kleindorfer D, Kissela B, Rhodes J, Safford M, Howard G. Abstract WP213: Age-specific Black-white Differences in 30-day Post-Stroke Fatality in the National Regards Study Stroke 2019, 50 DOI: 10.1161/str.50.suppl_1.wp213.
  • Abstract WP306: Race-Ethnic Disparities in 30-Day Readmission After Ischemic Stroke Among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Florida Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities (FL-PR CReSD) StudyGardener H, Leifheit E, Lichtman J, Wang K, Wang Y, Gutierrez C, Ciliberti-Vargas M, Dong C, Robichaux M, Romano J, Sacco R, Rundek T. Abstract WP306: Race-Ethnic Disparities in 30-Day Readmission After Ischemic Stroke Among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Florida Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities (FL-PR CReSD) Study Stroke 2018, 49 DOI: 10.1161/str.49.suppl_1.wp306.
  • Abstract 97: Accuracy of Prediction Instruments for Diagnosing Large Vessel Occlusion in Persons With Suspected Stroke: A Systematic Review for the 2018 AHA/ASA Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic StrokeSmith E, Kent D, Bulsara K, Leung L, Lichtman J, Reeves M, Towfighi A, Whiteley W, Zahuranec D. Abstract 97: Accuracy of Prediction Instruments for Diagnosing Large Vessel Occlusion in Persons With Suspected Stroke: A Systematic Review for the 2018 AHA/ASA Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Stroke 2018, 49 DOI: 10.1161/str.49.suppl_1.97.
  • Abstract TP326: Effect of Dysphagia Screening Strategies on Clinical Outcomes After Stroke a Systematic Review for the 2018 AHA/ASA Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic StrokeSmith E, Kent D, Bulsara K, Leung L, Lichtman J, Reeves M, Towfighi A, Towfighi A, Whiteley W, Zahuranec D. Abstract TP326: Effect of Dysphagia Screening Strategies on Clinical Outcomes After Stroke a Systematic Review for the 2018 AHA/ASA Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Stroke 2018, 49 DOI: 10.1161/str.49.suppl_1.tp326.
  • Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting in the US Medicare Population, 1999-2014Lichtman J, Jones M, Leifheit E, Sheffet A, Howard G, Lal B. Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting in the US Medicare Population, 1999-2014 Journal Of Vascular Surgery 2018, 67: 355. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.11.027.
  • Sexual Activity and Function in the Year After an Acute Myocardial Infarction Among Younger Women and Men in the United States and SpainLindau S, Abramsohn E, Bueno H, D’Onofrio G, Lichtman J, Lorenze N, Sanghani R, Spatz E, Spertus J, Strait K, Wroblewski K, Zhou S, Krumholz H. Sexual Activity and Function in the Year After an Acute Myocardial Infarction Among Younger Women and Men in the United States and Spain Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 2017, 72: 334-335. DOI: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000516136.75506.a3.
  • Abstract 137: Neighborhood Income and 30-day Readmissions for Stroke and Transient Ischemic AttackLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract 137: Neighborhood Income and 30-day Readmissions for Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Stroke 2017, 48 DOI: 10.1161/str.48.suppl_1.137.
  • Abstract 50: Persistent Racial/Ethnic Disparities Despite Declining Rates of Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2001-2013Lichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Rundek T, Goldstein L, Waddy S, Sacco R. Abstract 50: Persistent Racial/Ethnic Disparities Despite Declining Rates of Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2001-2013 Stroke 2017, 48 DOI: 10.1161/str.48.suppl_1.50.
  • Abstract WMP90: Race/Ethnic Disparities in Short and Long Term Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Florida and Puerto Rico: Data from the Florida Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities (FL-PR CReSD) Study - the NINDS Stroke Prevention Intervention Research ProgramGardener H, Leifheit-Limson E, Lichtman J, Wang Y, Wang K, Gutierrez C, Ciliberti-Vargas M, Dong C, Robichaux M, Romano J, Rundek T, Sacco R. Abstract WMP90: Race/Ethnic Disparities in Short and Long Term Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Florida and Puerto Rico: Data from the Florida Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities (FL-PR CReSD) Study - the NINDS Stroke Prevention Intervention Research Program Stroke 2017, 48 DOI: 10.1161/str.48.suppl_1.wmp90.
  • Abstract WP329: 30-day Readmission After Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack by Age and SexLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract WP329: 30-day Readmission After Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack by Age and Sex Stroke 2017, 48 DOI: 10.1161/str.48.suppl_1.wp329.
  • Abstract WP288: Variations in the Reliability of ICD-9-CM Codes by Hospital Characteristics and Stroke Severity: The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke ProgramChang T, Lichtman J, Goldstein L, George M. Abstract WP288: Variations in the Reliability of ICD-9-CM Codes by Hospital Characteristics and Stroke Severity: The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Stroke 2016, 47 DOI: 10.1161/str.47.suppl_1.wp288.
  • Abstract 15: Trends in Performance and Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries, 2003-2010Lichtman J, Jones M, Sheffet A, Howard G, Wang Y, Leifheit-Limson E, Lal B, Brott T. Abstract 15: Trends in Performance and Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries, 2003-2010 Stroke 2016, 47 DOI: 10.1161/str.47.suppl_1.15.
  • Abstract 184: Relationship Between Hospital Mortality and Readmission for Patients Hospitalized With Ischemic StrokeLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract 184: Relationship Between Hospital Mortality and Readmission for Patients Hospitalized With Ischemic Stroke Stroke 2016, 47 DOI: 10.1161/str.47.suppl_1.184.
  • Abstract TMP61: Outcomes After Ischemic Stroke Among “America’s Best Hospitals”Lichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract TMP61: Outcomes After Ischemic Stroke Among “America’s Best Hospitals” Stroke 2016, 47 DOI: 10.1161/str.47.suppl_1.tmp61.
  • Abstract TMP69: Association Between Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Indicators and Hospital Readmissions After StrokeLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract TMP69: Association Between Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Indicators and Hospital Readmissions After Stroke Stroke 2016, 47 DOI: 10.1161/str.47.suppl_1.tmp69.
  • Abstract TP338: Outcomes After Carotid Endarterectomy Among Dual-eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries, 2003-2010Lichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Meschia J, Howard G, Howard V, Brott T. Abstract TP338: Outcomes After Carotid Endarterectomy Among Dual-eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries, 2003-2010 Stroke 2016, 47 DOI: 10.1161/str.47.suppl_1.tp338.
  • Abstract 12317: Sex Differences in Lipid Phenotypes Among Young Patients With Acute Myocardial InfarctionLu Y, Dreyer R, Herbert P, Caulfield M, Murugiah K, Geda M, Jackson E, Lichtman J, Lorenze N, D'Onofrio G, Spatz E, Spertus J, Krumholz H. Abstract 12317: Sex Differences in Lipid Phenotypes Among Young Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Circulation 2015, 132 DOI: 10.1161/circ.132.suppl_3.12317.
  • Abstract 308: Predictors of Depression Recognition and Site Variability in Depression Recognition in Young AMI SurvivorsSmolderen K, Spertus J, Gosch K, Dreyer R, D'Onofrio G, Lichtman J, Geda M, Beltrame J, Safdar B, Krumholz H. Abstract 308: Predictors of Depression Recognition and Site Variability in Depression Recognition in Young AMI Survivors Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2015, 8 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.8.suppl_2.308.
  • Abstract P274: Physical Activity Patterns and Determinants Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights From the VIRGO Study (Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients)Minges K, Strait K, Camhi S, Lichtman J, Dreyer R, Geda M, Bueno H, Curtis J, Krumholz H. Abstract P274: Physical Activity Patterns and Determinants Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights From the VIRGO Study (Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients) Circulation 2015, 131 DOI: 10.1161/circ.131.suppl_1.p274.
  • VARIATIONS IN USE OF REMOTE MONITORING OF IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATORS RELATIVE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF BILLING CODES SPECIFIC TO REMOTE MONITORINGAltaf F, Akar J, Lichtman J, Bao H, Jones P, Varosy P, Masoudi F, Stein K, Saxon L, Curtis J. VARIATIONS IN USE OF REMOTE MONITORING OF IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATORS RELATIVE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF BILLING CODES SPECIFIC TO REMOTE MONITORING Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2015, 65: a459. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(15)60459-4.
  • SEX DIFFERENCES IN 12-MONTH HEALTH STATUS IN YOUNG PATIENTS FOLLOWING ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: RESULTS FROM THE VIRGO STUDY (VARIATION IN RECOVERY: ROLE OF GENDER ON OUTCOMES OF YOUNG ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION PATIENTS)Dreyer R, Wang Y, Strait K, Lorenze N, D’Onofrio G, Bueno H, Lichtman J, Spertus J, Krumholz H. SEX DIFFERENCES IN 12-MONTH HEALTH STATUS IN YOUNG PATIENTS FOLLOWING ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: RESULTS FROM THE VIRGO STUDY (VARIATION IN RECOVERY: ROLE OF GENDER ON OUTCOMES OF YOUNG ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION PATIENTS) Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2015, 65: a6. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(15)60006-7.
  • Abstract T P361: Is There a ‘Stroke Belt’ for Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization among Children?Lichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Howard V, Goldstein L. Abstract T P361: Is There a ‘Stroke Belt’ for Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization among Children? Stroke 2015, 46 DOI: 10.1161/str.46.suppl_1.tp361.
  • Abstract 149: Can Prevention of Risk Factors Pre-Stroke Reduce 30-Day Post-Stroke Mortality?Howard V, Lichtman J, Kleindorfer D, Kissela B, Anderson A, Albright K, Rhodes J, Safford M, Howard G. Abstract 149: Can Prevention of Risk Factors Pre-Stroke Reduce 30-Day Post-Stroke Mortality? Stroke 2015, 46 DOI: 10.1161/str.46.suppl_1.149.
  • Abstract 18802: Sex Differences in the Risk of 1-year Re-hospitalization in Young Women and Men following Acute Myocardial InfarctionDreyer R, Nkonde-Price C, Kennedy K, Vaccarino V, Parashar S, Dharmarajan K, Hammond G, Lichtman J, Smolderen K, Buchanan D, Spertus J, Krumholz H. Abstract 18802: Sex Differences in the Risk of 1-year Re-hospitalization in Young Women and Men following Acute Myocardial Infarction Circulation 2014, 130 DOI: 10.1161/circ.130.suppl_2.18802.
  • Abstract 138: Characterizing Depressed Symptoms in Younger Women and Men Who Experienced an Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the VIRGO StudySmolderen K, Strait K, Rachel D, D’Onofrio G, Zhou S, Lichtman J, Safdar B, Krumholz H, Spertus J. Abstract 138: Characterizing Depressed Symptoms in Younger Women and Men Who Experienced an Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the VIRGO Study Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2014, 7 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.7.suppl_1.138.
  • Abstract 106: Association between Insurance Status and Presentation Delay in Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the VIRGO StudyChen S, Wang Y, Dreyer R, Strait K, Spatz E, Xu X, Smolderen K, Desai N, Lorenze N, Lichtman J, Spertus J, D'Onofrio G, Krumholz H. Abstract 106: Association between Insurance Status and Presentation Delay in Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the VIRGO Study Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2014, 7 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.7.suppl_1.106.
  • Abstract 104: The Effect of Low Perceived Social Support on Health Outcomes in Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results from the VIRGO StudyBucholz E, Bucholz E, Strait K, Strait K, Dreyer R, Geda M, Lichtman J, D'Onofrio G, Spertus J, Spertus J, Krumholz H. Abstract 104: The Effect of Low Perceived Social Support on Health Outcomes in Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results from the VIRGO Study Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2014, 7 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.7.suppl_1.104.
  • Abstract 110: Long-Term Health Status Outcomes in Young Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results from the VIRGO StudyDreyer R, Strait K, Lichtman J, Lorenze N, D'Onofrio G, Bueno H, Spertus J, Krumholz H. Abstract 110: Long-Term Health Status Outcomes in Young Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results from the VIRGO Study Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2014, 7 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.7.suppl_1.110.
  • Abstract 207: Gender Differences in Pre-Event Health Status of Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the VIRGO StudyDreyer R, Smolderen K, Strait K, Beltrame J, Lichtman J, Lorenze N, D'Onofrio G, Bueno H, Krumholz H, Spertus J. Abstract 207: Gender Differences in Pre-Event Health Status of Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the VIRGO Study Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2014, 7 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.7.suppl_1.207.
  • Abstract W P304: Variation in Use of Carotid Revascularization Procedures and In-Hospital Mortality Among Large, Urban Teaching Hospitals in the United StatesLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Howard V, Goldstein L. Abstract W P304: Variation in Use of Carotid Revascularization Procedures and In-Hospital Mortality Among Large, Urban Teaching Hospitals in the United States Stroke 2014, 45 DOI: 10.1161/str.45.suppl_1.wp304.
  • Abstract W P310: National Trends in Carotid Artery Stenting and Endarterectomy by Sex, Race, and Region: 2007-2011Lichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Howard V, Brott T, Goldstein L. Abstract W P310: National Trends in Carotid Artery Stenting and Endarterectomy by Sex, Race, and Region: 2007-2011 Stroke 2014, 45 DOI: 10.1161/str.45.suppl_1.wp310.
  • Abstract W P123: Associations of Temperature and Average Dew Point With Stroke Hospitalizations and MortalityLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract W P123: Associations of Temperature and Average Dew Point With Stroke Hospitalizations and Mortality Stroke 2014, 45 DOI: 10.1161/str.45.suppl_1.wp123.
  • Abstract 223: National and Regional Trends in Hospitalizations for Hemorrhagic Stroke after Acute Myocardial Infarction in the United States: 1999-2010Shi R, Wang Y, Lichtman J, Dharmarajan K, Masoudi F, Dodson J, Chen J, Chaudhry S, Spertus J, Nallamothu B, Krumholz H. Abstract 223: National and Regional Trends in Hospitalizations for Hemorrhagic Stroke after Acute Myocardial Infarction in the United States: 1999-2010 Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2013, 6 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.6.suppl_1.a223.
  • Abstract 221: National and Regional Trends in Hospitalizations for Ischemic Stroke after Acute Myocardial Infarction in the United States: 1999-2010Shi R, Wang Y, Lichtman J, Krumholz H, Dharmarajan K, Masoudi F, Dodson J, Chen J, Chaudhry S, Spertus J, Nallamothu B. Abstract 221: National and Regional Trends in Hospitalizations for Ischemic Stroke after Acute Myocardial Infarction in the United States: 1999-2010 Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2013, 6 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.6.suppl_1.a221.
  • Abstract 96: Sex Differences in Pre-Event Health Status of Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: The VIRGO StudyDreyer R, Smolderen K, Strait K, Beltrame J, Lichtman J, Lorenze N, D’Onofrio G, Krumholz H, Spertus J. Abstract 96: Sex Differences in Pre-Event Health Status of Young Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: The VIRGO Study Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2013, 6 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.6.suppl_1.a96.
  • SEX-SPECIFIC TRENDS IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AMONG YOUNG PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN UNITED STATES, 2001-2010Gupta A, Gupta A, Wang Y, Spertus J, Spertus J, Geda M, Lorenze N, Lorenze N, D'Onofrio G, Lichtman J, Krumholz H. SEX-SPECIFIC TRENDS IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AMONG YOUNG PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN UNITED STATES, 2001-2010 Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2013, 61: e1483. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(13)61483-7.
  • Abstract 6: Preventable Readmission Rates among Medicare Beneficiaries with Ischemic StrokeLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract 6: Preventable Readmission Rates among Medicare Beneficiaries with Ischemic Stroke Stroke 2013, 44 DOI: 10.1161/str.44.suppl_1.a6.
  • Abstract TMP43: Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization Rates by State and AgeLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract TMP43: Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization Rates by State and Age Stroke 2013, 44 DOI: 10.1161/str.44.suppl_1.atmp43.
  • Abstract WP445: Age Differences in the Impact of Sleep Apnea on Cognition and Quality of LifeAddison-Brown K, Addison-Brown K, Letter A, Letter A, Yaggi H, McClure L, McClure L, Unverzagt F, Unverzagt F, Howard V, Howard V, Lichtman J, Wadley V, Wadley V. Abstract WP445: Age Differences in the Impact of Sleep Apnea on Cognition and Quality of Life Stroke 2013, 44 DOI: 10.1161/str.44.suppl_1.awp445.
  • Chapter 29 Epidemiology of Cerebrovascular DiseaseGoldstein L, Lichtman J. Chapter 29 Epidemiology of Cerebrovascular Disease 2013, 349-360. DOI: 10.1016/b978-1-4377-2930-6.00029-x.
  • Abstract 176: Regional Stroke Networks May Fill Gaps for Community and Quality ImprovementJanjua N, Melluzzo S, Wira C, Magdon-Ismail Z, Day D, McCullough L, Stein J, Lichtman J, Gropen T. Abstract 176: Regional Stroke Networks May Fill Gaps for Community and Quality Improvement Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2012, 5 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.5.suppl_1.a176.
  • Abstract 33: Seasonal Patterns in Risk-Standardized Mortality after Ischemic Stroke: A Winter and July EffectLichtman J, Jones S, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract 33: Seasonal Patterns in Risk-Standardized Mortality after Ischemic Stroke: A Winter and July Effect Stroke 2012, 43 DOI: 10.1161/str.43.suppl_1.a33.
  • Abstract 35: 30-Day Risk-Standardized Mortality and Readmission after Ischemic Stroke in Critical Access HospitalsLichtman J, Jones S, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract 35: 30-Day Risk-Standardized Mortality and Readmission after Ischemic Stroke in Critical Access Hospitals Stroke 2012, 43 DOI: 10.1161/str.43.suppl_1.a35.
  • Abstract 3376: Utilization of Physician Services within the First Month after Hospitalization for Ischemic StrokeLichtman J, Jones S, Wang Y, Leifheit-Limson E, Goldstein L. Abstract 3376: Utilization of Physician Services within the First Month after Hospitalization for Ischemic Stroke Stroke 2012, 43 DOI: 10.1161/str.43.suppl_1.a3376.
  • Abstract P41: Predictive Models of Mortality After Stroke: A Systematic ReviewBernheim S, Bhat K, Savage S, Phipps M, Drye E, Ross J, Desai M, Krumholz H, Lichtman J. Abstract P41: Predictive Models of Mortality After Stroke: A Systematic Review Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2011, 4 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.4.suppl_1.ap41.
  • Abstract P206: Changes in Social Support Within the Early Recovery Period and Outcomes After Acute Myocardial InfarctionLeifheit-Limson E, Reid K, Kasl S, Lin H, Jones P, Buchanan D, Peterson P, Parashar S, Spertus J, Lichtman J. Abstract P206: Changes in Social Support Within the Early Recovery Period and Outcomes After Acute Myocardial Infarction Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2011, 4 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.4.suppl_1.ap206.
  • Abstract P73: Social Support and Adherence to Cardiac Risk Factor Management Instructions during the First Year after Acute Myocardial InfarctionLeifheit-Limson E, Reid K, Kasl S, Lin H, Jones P, Buchanan D, Peterson P, Parashar S, Spertus J, Lichtman J. Abstract P73: Social Support and Adherence to Cardiac Risk Factor Management Instructions during the First Year after Acute Myocardial Infarction Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2011, 4 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.4.suppl_1.ap73.
  • Abstract P26: 30-Day Risk Standardized Mortality and Readmission After Ischemic Stroke by Hospital Minority VolumeLichtman J, Jones S, Watanabe E, Leifheit-Limson E, Wang Y, Goldstein L. Abstract P26: 30-Day Risk Standardized Mortality and Readmission After Ischemic Stroke by Hospital Minority Volume Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2011, 4 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.4.suppl_1.ap26.
  • Abstract P27: Statistical Models of Readmission After Stroke: A Systematic ReviewLichtman J, Leifheit-Limson E, Jones S, Watanabe E, Bhat K, Savage S, Phipps M, Bernheim S, Krumholz H. Abstract P27: Statistical Models of Readmission After Stroke: A Systematic Review Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2011, 4 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.4.suppl_1.ap27.
  • Abstract P212: How Much Do Psychosocial Factors Mediate the Association Between Socioeconomic Status and 1-Year Angina After Myocardial Infarction?Buchanan D, Bennett K, Jones P, Lichtman J, Spertus J. Abstract P212: How Much Do Psychosocial Factors Mediate the Association Between Socioeconomic Status and 1-Year Angina After Myocardial Infarction? Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2011, 4 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.4.suppl_1.ap212.
  • Abstract 5: Regional Variation in Recommended Treatments for Ischemic Stroke and TIA: Get With The Guidelines-Stroke, 2003-2010Allen N, Kaltenbach L, Goldstein L, Olson D, Smith E, Schwamm L, Lichtman J. Abstract 5: Regional Variation in Recommended Treatments for Ischemic Stroke and TIA: Get With The Guidelines-Stroke, 2003-2010 Circulation Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes 2011, 4 DOI: 10.1161/circoutcomes.4.suppl_2.a5.
  • FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO CARE AND OUTCOMES AFTER ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: DOES AGE MATTER?Ross J, Spatz E, Reid K, Chan P, Bernheim S, Lichtman J, Spertus J, Krumholz H. FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO CARE AND OUTCOMES AFTER ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: DOES AGE MATTER? Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2010, 55: a144.e1353. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(10)61354-x.
  • Depression and Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendations for Screening, Referral, and TreatmentLichtman J, Bigger J, Blumenthal J, Frasure-Smith N, Kaufmann P, Lespérance F, Mark D, Sheps D, Taylor C, Froelicher E. Depression and Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendations for Screening, Referral, and Treatment FOCUS The Journal Of Lifelong Learning In Psychiatry 2009, 7: 406-413. DOI: 10.1176/foc.7.3.foc406.
  • RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AND RISK OF HYPERTENSIONSands M, Sands M, Botros N, Botros N, Lichtman J, Yaggi H. RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AND RISK OF HYPERTENSION CHEST Journal 2008, 134: s51003-a-s51003-b. DOI: 10.1378/chest.134.4_meetingabstracts.s51003.
  • Abstract 3521: Relationship Between Time from Symptom Onset to Hospital Presentation and Treatment with and Timeliness of Reperfusion Therapy for Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial InfarctionTing H, Bradley E, Wang Y, Nallamothu B, Curtis J, Gersh B, Roger V, Lichtman J, Krumholz H. Abstract 3521: Relationship Between Time from Symptom Onset to Hospital Presentation and Treatment with and Timeliness of Reperfusion Therapy for Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Circulation 2007, 116 DOI: 10.1161/circ.116.suppl_16.ii_797-b.
  • Elderly women experience lower rates of 5-year mortality following stroke in the United StatesLichtman J, Krumholz H, Wang Y, Brass L. Elderly women experience lower rates of 5-year mortality following stroke in the United States Gender Medicine 2006, 3: s58. DOI: 10.1016/s1550-8579(06)80129-4.
  • Gender differences in mortality among nonagenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass procedures in the United States: 1993–1999Lichtman J, Wang Y, Radford M, Brass L, Krumholz H. Gender differences in mortality among nonagenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass procedures in the United States: 1993–1999 Gender Medicine 2006, 3: s25. DOI: 10.1016/s1550-8579(06)80035-5.
  • Mo-P1:167 Younger menopause age predicts adverse outcome after myocardial infarctionMallik S, Spertus J, Reid K, Lichtman J, Dawood N, Wenger N, Vaccarino V. Mo-P1:167 Younger menopause age predicts adverse outcome after myocardial infarction Atherosclerosis Plus 2006, 7: 82. DOI: 10.1016/s1567-5688(06)80300-4.
  • Clinical trial of an educational intervention to achieve recommended cholesterol levels in patients with coronary artery diseaseLichtman J, Amatruda J, Yaari S. Clinical trial of an educational intervention to achieve recommended cholesterol levels in patients with coronary artery disease ACC Current Journal Review 2004, 13: 12. DOI: 10.1016/j.accreview.2004.04.080.
  • 1040-76 30-day mortality trends following acute myocardial infarction in the elderlyLichtman J, Wang Y, Normand S, Shen R, Brass L, Krumholz H. 1040-76 30-day mortality trends following acute myocardial infarction in the elderly Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2004, 43: a403. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(04)91702-0.
  • 885-1 National mortality trends in elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure between 1992 and 1999Kosiborod M, Lichtman J, Wang Y, Brass L, Krumholz H. 885-1 National mortality trends in elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure between 1992 and 1999 Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2004, 43: a239-a240. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(04)91020-0.
  • 885-2 The burden of vascular disease in long-term follow-up of elderly myocardial infarction survivorsPortnay E, Krumholz H, Wang Y, Hebert P, Brass L, Lichtman J. 885-2 The burden of vascular disease in long-term follow-up of elderly myocardial infarction survivors Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2004, 43: a240. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(04)91021-2.
  • 1096-70 Severe concomitant conditions, physician volumes and outcomes in acute myocardial infarctionLichtman J, Lin Z, Fathi A, Radford M, Wu J, Loesser C, Krumholz H. 1096-70 Severe concomitant conditions, physician volumes and outcomes in acute myocardial infarction Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2004, 43: a408. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(04)91723-8.
  • 1135-68 Sex differences in invasive cardiac procedures in the elderly: 1993–1999Paulson B, Rathore S, Wang Y, Lichtman J, Normand S, Kurmholz H. 1135-68 Sex differences in invasive cardiac procedures in the elderly: 1993–1999 Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2004, 43: a412-a413. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(04)91741-x.
  • Risk and predictors of stroke after myocardial infarction among the elderly: results from the cooperative cardiovascular projectLichtman J, Krumholz H, Wang Y, Radford M, Brass L. Risk and predictors of stroke after myocardial infarction among the elderly: results from the cooperative cardiovascular project ACC Current Journal Review 2002, 11: 18. DOI: 10.1016/s1062-1458(02)00762-6.
  • Elevated serum creatinine and increased mortality in women and elderly heart failure patientsSmith G, Radford M, Rathore S, Lichtman J, Watnick S, Krumholz H. Elevated serum creatinine and increased mortality in women and elderly heart failure patients Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2002, 39: 441. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(02)81983-0.
  • Worsening renal function: what is a clinically meaningful change in creatinine during hospitalization with heart failure?Smith G, Vaccarino V, Kosiborod M, Lichtman J, Cheng S, Krumholz H. Worsening renal function: what is a clinically meaningful change in creatinine during hospitalization with heart failure? Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology 2002, 39: 461. DOI: 10.1016/s0735-1097(02)82070-8.
  • Lichtman, J.H., Jones, S.B., Wang, Y., Watanabe, E., Allen, N.B., Fayad, P., and Goldstein, L.B. Post-Endarterectomy Mortality in Octogenarians and Nonagenarians in the United States from 1993-1999. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2009. In Process.Lichtman, J.H., Jones, S.B., Wang, Y., Watanabe, E., Allen, N.B., Fayad, P., and Goldstein, L.B. Post-Endarterectomy Mortality in Octogenarians and Nonagenarians in the United States from 1993-1999. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2009. In Process.

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchAn Intervention to Reduce Readmission Rates in Young Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)