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We are pleased to announce that the University of Pittsburgh has named Maureen Lichtveld as dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, effective on January 1, 2021. Lichtveld succeeds Interim Dean Everette James, who led Pitt Public Health following Donald Burke’s 13-year tenure in the role.

Lichtveld comes to the University of Pittsburgh from Tulane University, where she is a professor, serves as chair of the Department of Global Environmental Sciences, and holds an endowed chair in environmental policy. She also serves as associate director for population sciences with the Tulane Cancer Center and is a member of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium’s Scientific Executive Committee. In addition, Lichtveld serves as director of the Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership and Strategic Initiatives within Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Lichtveld formerly spent 18 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and she has received recognition as the CDC’s Environmental Health Scientist of the Year. She serves on the board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and has chaired the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health for two terms.

Lichtveld holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins University and an MD from Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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