Friedman Faculty - Lichtenstein
Alice H Lichtenstein
Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Associated Faculty, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Division of Clinical Care Research, Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

D.Sc. in Nutritional Biochemistry, Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae:
Contact Information
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General Research: 

General research focus is on assessing the interplay between diet and heart disease risk factors.

Current Research: 

Recent and current research includes addressing issues related to trans fatty acids, soy protein and isoflavones, sterol/stanol esters, novel vegetable oils differing in fatty acid profile and glycemic index, in postmenopausal females and older males. Selected issues are investigated in animal models and cell systems with the aim of determining the mechanisms by which dietary factors alter cardiovascular disease risk. Additional work is focused on population basis studies to assess the relationship between cholesterol homeostasis biomarkers and nutrient biomarkers, and cardiovascular disease risk; and on the application of systematic review methods to the field of nutrition.

Professional Affiliations

Vice-chair, Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; Co-chair, NHLBI, Adult Treatment Panel [ATP] IV (Cholesterol Guidelines); Associate Editor, Journal of Lipid Research; Member, NHLBI Institutional Training Mechanism Review Committee; Executive Editor, Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter; Member, American Heart Association, Nutrition Committee