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Maureen Lichtveld joins the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Advisory Board


Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, joins the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Advisory Board. Through her more than 35 years of experience in environmental public health, she will help support the school’s mission and contribute diverse perspectives to JHSON’s local and global work.

“Dr. Lichtveld has a wealth of knowledge gained from working all over the world,” says JHSON Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “Her education, expertise, and lived experience will add tremendous value to our work, and we are excited for her enthusiasm to invest in our school.”

As a member of the National Academy of Medicine, Lichtveld also serves as an endowed chair in environmental policy at the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium and is director of the Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives.

Lichtveld began her career at 23 years old working as a physician in the Amazon rainforest. She has researched environmentally-induced disease, health disparities, environmental health policy, disaster preparedness, public health systems, and community resilience. She has also examined the impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on communities, as well as environmental health issues and capacity building projects related to the Gulf Coast.

In recognition of her lifelong efforts dedicated to improving health, Lichtveld has been inducted in the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars and earned honors including being named CDC’s Environmental Health Scientist of the Year and Woman of the Year by the City of New Orleans. She is also a member of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council and the EPA Scientific Advisory Board, among other health care organizations, and is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health.

JHSON’s Nursing Advisory Board consists of members from across disciplines and professions to help advocate for the school’s leadership and success. JHSON offers a range of programs from prelicensure to the doctoral level, and is ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for its master’s, online, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice. The school ranks No. 1 nationally for its master’s, DNP, and online programs in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 4 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. First opened in 1889, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is celebrating throughout 2019 its 130th anniversary as a school and leader in nursing education and excellence. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.eduand www.hopkinsnursing130.org.

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