Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dr. Lisa Littman is a physician and researcher who is trained in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, her MD degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now Rutgers Medical School) and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Women and Infants Hospital/Brown University. She also completed a residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health and obtained a Master’s in Public Health degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research interests include reproductive health, rapid onset gender dysphoria (ROGD), detransition, iatrogenic persistence of gender dysphoria, and maternal and child health including prematurity and substance use in pregnancy (tobacco, marijuana, and electronic nicotine delivery systems). As a public health physician consultant, she works with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) on multiple public health projects related to maternal and child health including: immunization in pregnancy, family planning, prematurity, substance use, and perinatal and infant oral health. 

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