Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Maureen Lichtveld

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Environmental Health Science

M.P.H., 1986, Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Health Sciences
M.D., 1981, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Faculty of Medicine
B.S., 1973, Dr. J. C. De Miranda College, Suriname

Academic Experience
Professor and Chair, Freeport McMoran Chair of Environmental Policy, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2005-Present
Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgia State University, Senior Health Scientist, 2004-2005

Research & Teaching Specializations:
Environmental health; disasters; health disparities. The cumulative impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on communities facing environmental health threats, disasters and health disparities.

Related Experience
Associate Director for Population Sciences, Tulane University Cancer Center (TCC); Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC), 2005-Present
Director, Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership and Strategic Initiatives, 2012-Present
Director, GROWH Research Consortium, 2011-Present
Associate Director for Workforce Development & Director of Office of Workforce Planning and Policy, Public Health Practice Program Office, CDC, 2000-2004
Director, Division of Health Education and Promotion (DHEP), ATSDR, 1995-2000
Chief Biomedical Officer for Public Health Practice, Public Health Practice Coordination Group, Office of the Assistant Administrator, 1993-1995

Member, NAM’s President Committee on Climate and Health, 2020
Member, Board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 2020
Graduation Speaker, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, 2019
Member, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Best Practices for Assessing Mortality and Significant Morbidity Following Large-Scale Disasters, 2019
Member, National Academy of Medicine, 2016
Chair, American Journal of Public Health, Editorial Board, 2015
Woman of the Year, City of New Orleans, 2013

Selected Publications
2019. “Arsenic concentrations in household drinking water: Cross-sectional survey of pregnant women in Tacna, Peru,” co-authored with D Fano, C Vásquez-Velasquez, J Aguilar, MO Gribble, and JK Wickliffe, Exposure and Health.

2018. “Mercury Levels in Women and Children from Interior Villages in Suriname, South America,” co-authored with PE Ouboter, G Landburg, GU Satnarain, SY Starke, I Nanden, et al., Int J Environ Res Public Health May 17;15(5)PubMed PMID: 29772808; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5982046.

2017. “Dietary Exposure of Pregnant Women in Suriname to Pesticides in Produce,” co-authored with F Abdoel Wahid, M Wilson, WB Hawkins, and A van Sauers, Annals of global health 83(1):8.

2016. “A One Health approach to interdict environmental health threats in Suriname,” co-authored with MB Hawkins, PE Ouboter, JK Wickliffe, MJ Wilson, et al., Annals of global health 82(3):444.

2016. “The Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health: An assessment of environmental and occupational health threats in Suriname and the Caribbean region,” co-authored with W Hawkins and D Mans, West Indian Medical Journal 65(Suppl 3):71.