Alyson Littman

Research Professor, Epidemiology

Department of Veterans Affairs - Seattle ERIC
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108-


Research Interests

Dr. Littman's key research focus areas are in physical activity, obesity, lower limb amputation, and access to care. She is based at the VA, within the Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center and the Seattle-Denver Center for Innovation for Veteran Centered and Value-Driven Care. She recently co-led a national evaluation of access to care for rural Veterans. Currently, she is conducting a study on the outcomes after toe amputation. Littman is a collaborator on several studies, including one on incentives for physical activity and weight loss, and another examining associations between military service and health outcomes in the Millennium Cohort, a longitudinal study of more than 150,000 active duty and Reserve/National Guard personnel.


MPH University of Washington, 2000

PhD University of Washington, 2003

BA University of Pennsylvania, 1991

In the News

Park facilities encourage longer bouts of physical activity, study finds
SPH News, 10/09/2018

100 Percent Fruit Juice, in Moderation, Not Tied to Diabetes or Hypertension in Adults
SPH News, 10/02/2017

Exercise May Slow Decline in Kidney Function
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 12/12/2013

Long-Term Use of Nutrient Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk
UNC Newswise, 02/27/2009