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.