Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Maureen Lichtveld

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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.
  • “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.

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