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Senior Scientist and Director
Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3127
Fax: (617) 556-3103
alice.lichtenstein@tufts.edu

 

 

Education
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, biomarkers of nutrient intake and disease risk, 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
• Professor (secondary), Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Selected Professional Affiliations
Member, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
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, past Chair, Nutrition Committee, American Heart Association
Member, Macronutrient Panel, Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences

Current Research Projects
• NIH: Non-esterified fatty acids and cardiometabolic disease in older adults
• NIH: Dietary supplementation of medium chain triglyceride oil to reduce candida colonization in preterm infants
• NIH: Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disorders Predoctoral Training Grant

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