Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc.

Senior Scientist and Director
Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3127
Fax: (617) 556-3103



B.S., Nutrition, Cornell University
M.S., Nutrition, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., D.Sc., Nutritional Biochemistry, Harvard School of Public Health
Hon. Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuopio, Finland

Research Focus
Dietary fatty acids, nutrition, lipoproteins, and cardiovascular disease risk
phytoestrogens/soy proteinsterol/stanol esters
genetically modified/selectively breed oils
nutrition policy

Academic Appointments
Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Professor (secondary), Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Associated Faculty, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Division of Clinical Care Research, Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Professor (secondary), Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Selected Professional Affiliations
Vice-chair, 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Agriculture / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Vice-chair, NHLBI, Adult Treatment Panel [ATP] IV (Cholesterol Guidelines)
Member, NIHLBI, Lifestyle Panel for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Member, Committee on the Consequences of Sodium Reduction in Populations, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences
Vice-chair, Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences
Member, Nutrition Committee, American Heart Association
Member, Macronutrient Panel, Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences

Select Publications
Vega-López S, Ausman LM, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH. Postprandial lipid responses to standard carbohydrate challenges used to determine glycemic index values. Brit J Nutr. 2013; 9:1-7.

Lichtenstein AH, Carson JS, Johnson RK, Kris-Etherton PM, Pappas A, Rupp L, Stitzel KF, Vafiadis DK, Fulgoni DL. Food intake patterns assessed using front-of-pack labeling program criteria associated with better diet quality and lower cardiometabolic risk. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014; 99:454-62.

Wang H, Blumberg J, Chen O, Choi S-W, Corcoran M, Harris S, Jacques PF, Kristo A, Lai C-Q, Lamon-Fava S, Matthan N, McKay DL, Meydani M, Parnell L, Prokopy MP, Scott T, Lichtenstein AH. Dietary modulators of statin efficacy in cardiovascular disease and cognition. Mol Aspects Med. 2014; 14:00027-2.

Spartano, NL, Lamon-Fava S, Matthan NR, Ronxhi J, Greenberg AS, Obin MS, Lichtenstein AH. Regulation of ATP-binding cassette transporters and cholesterol efflux by glucose in primary human monocytes and murine bone marrow-derived macrophages. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2014 May 16.

Matthan N, Ooi EM, Van Horn L, Neuhouser ML, Woodman R, Lichtenstein AH. Plasma phospholipid fatty acid biomarkers of dietary fat quality and endogenous metabolism predict CHD risk: A nested case-control study within the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. J Am Heart Assoc. (In press, 2014)

All Publications (PubMed)