Research & Publications
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 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.
Epidemiology; Heart Diseases; Quality of Health Care; Research; Stroke
Public Health Interests
Cardiovascular Diseases; Women's Health