Cari Lichtman, MPH, MS

Director, Biospecimen Management

Cari Lichtman, MPH, MS is an epidemiologist and one of three directors of the Study and Biospecimen Management Group which collects and processes data and biospecimens for Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II) and Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) participants. She is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the biospecimen resources collected from CPS-II and CPS-3 participants. Lichtman directs the group charged with maintaining the inventory, data, and documentation for biospecimens collected from participants in CPS-II and CPS-3. She also serves as the main point of contact for external vendors involved in the collection, storage, and processing of biospecimens and their associated data. In addition, Lichtman assists internal and external collaborators with accessing and processing biospecimens. Currently, Lichtman serves on the programming committee for the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). Prior to her current position, Lichtman worked in the epidemiology research program at the American Cancer Society for 15 years. Nine of those years were spent as a manager of the biospecimen resource and six as an epidemiologist. While completing coursework at Emory University, she worked as an intern for the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics. As a student at the University of Iowa and Monmouth College Lichtman served as a research assistant and teaching assistant. Lichtman has co-authored 13 peer-reviewed publications and presented posters at the Biospecimen Research Network Symposia and the Congress of Epidemiology.


  • MPH, Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1999 
  • MS, Analytic Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1997
  • BA, cum laude, Biology and Chemistry, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 1994