Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH

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

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Obesity Research Working Group

Office of Cooperative Research


Judith H. Lichtman, PhD, MPH is an Associate 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

  • FellowAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2015)

  • Women with Heart Research Award, Go Red for Women Campaign, American Heart Association New York City (2005)

  • Hazel Goddess Career Development Award for Stroke Research in WomenGoddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women (2001)

Professional Service

  • American Heart Association (2015 - Present) Chair of the EPI Stroke Statistics Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council

  • American Heart Association (2015 - Present) Stroke Council Liaison on the Leadership Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council

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Contact Info

Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH
Office Location
60 College Street, Ste 411
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Chronic Disease EpidemiologyPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034