Maureen Lichtveld

Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Maureen lichtveld

 Dr. Maureen Lichtveld is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and a member of NAM’s leadership Council with over 35 years of environmental public health expertise. She is the Dean of the School of Public Health, the Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health, and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh. As Dean, Dr. Lichtveld oversees seven academic departments, 640 students, 160 faculty and 320 staff. Her research focuses on environmentally-induced disease, health disparities, climate and health, environmental health policy, disaster preparedness, public health systems, and community resilience. Dean Lichtveld is a member of the NAS Board on Global Health, NAM’s planning committee on Climate and Health, the NASEM Resilient America Roundtable, and fulfills a leadership role in NAM’s Special Interest Group on Climate and Health. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the NASEM Climate Communications Initiative, is a member of several NASEM consensus report committees and reviewer of numerous NASEM reports. She currently chairs the NASEM Committee on Progress Towards Human Health and Community Resilience in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Dean Lichtveld serves on the Board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and is a member of the CUGH research and workforce development committees and the climate and health working group. Honors include: Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars and CDC’s environmental health scientist of the year. 

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