Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH

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Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH

Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, has over 35 years of experience in environmental public health and is Professor and Chair, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She holds an endowed chair in environmental policy. Her research focuses on environmentally-induced disease, health disparities, environmental health policy, disaster preparedness, public health systems, and community resilience.  Lichtveld’s track record in community-based participatory research includes the impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on communities facing environmental health threats, disasters and health disparities. As Director, Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives, she serves as PI of several Gulf Coast-associated environmental health research and capacity building projects. Dr. Lichtveld is a member of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council of the NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the NAS Board on Global Health and the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, the NAS Committee on Measuring Community Resilience Consensus Study, and the Advisory Committee for the NASEM-wide Climate Communications Initiative.  She served on the US EPA Scientific Advisory Board, chaired the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health, and is past President of the Hispanic Serving Health Professional Schools.


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