CDC Expert Is New Chair of Environmental Health at Tulane

August 2, 2005

Madeline Vann
Phone: 504-247-1425

Maureen Lichtveld has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She will also occupy the Freeport-McMoRan Chair in Environmental Policy. Lichtveld was a senior health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Recently, she assisted in developing the new MPH program at Georgia State University. During her 24-year career Lichtveld fulfilled several key leadership positions in environmental health and has received numerous honors including CDC Environmental Health Scientist of the year and a Special Service Award for her participation in the CDC Health Alert Network in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

Her research interests include environmental health policy, carcinogenesis and public health systems. Lichtveld received a master of public health in environmental health sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 1986 and a medical degree from the University of Suriname in 1981.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000