Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc.

Senior Scientist and Director
Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3127
Fax: (617) 556-3103
Dr. Lichtenstein’s CV



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
Van Horn L, Tian L, Neuhouser ML, Howard BV, Eaton CB, Snetselaar L, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH. Dietary patterns are associated with disease risk among participants in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. J Nutr. 2012; 142:284-91. PMCID: PMC3260060.

Kristo A, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH. Effect of diets differing in glycemic index and glycemic load on cardiovascular risk factors: review of randomized controlled-feeding trials. Nutrients. 2013; 5:1071-1080.

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.

Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH, Zhu L, D’Agnostino R, Schaefer E. Sex specific differences in the predictive value of cholesterol homeostasis markers and 10-Year CVD event rate in Framingham Offspring Study participants. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013; 2:e005066.

Wang S, Matthan NR, Wu D, Reed DB, Bapat P, Yin X, Grammas P, Shen CL, Lichtenstein AH.  Lipid content in hepatic and gonadal adipose tissue parallel aortic cholesterol accumulation in mice fed diets with different omega-6 PUFA to EPA plus DHA ratios.  Clin Nutr. 2013; doi:pii: S0261-5614(13)00109-X. 10.1016/j.clnu.2013.04.009. [Epub ahead of print]

All Publications (Pub Med)