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. She is the Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, the Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health, and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lichtveld previously served as Chair, Professor, and Freeport McMoran Chair in Environmental Policy, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her research focuses on environmentally-induced disease, health disparities, climate and health, 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, climate vulnerability, and health disparities. As Director, Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives, she is the PI of several Gulf Coast-associated environmental health research projects. Dr. Lichtveld is a member of the NAS Board on Global Health, the One Health Action Collaborative, NAM’s planning committee on Climate and Health, NAS Committee on Best Practices for Assessing Mortality and Significant Morbidity Following Large-Scale Disasters, and the Advisory Committee for the NASEM-wide Climate Communications Initiative. She serves on the Board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and co-chairs the Caribbean Expert Panel on Climate and Health. Dr. Lichtveld received her MD degree from the University of Suriname and an MPH in environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health. Honors include: Johns Hopkins’ Society of Scholars and CDC’s environmental health scientist of the year.