Associate Professor Core Faculty Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Case Western Reserve Universitydaf96@case.edu 216.368.3060 (o)
Dr. Freedman is associate professor of epidemiology, biostatistics and social work at Case Western Reserve University and associate director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. Dr. Freedman’s applied research examines the influence of community food environments on health and wellbeing with an emphasis on strategies to promote health equity. Her work is situated within a broader approach to health promotion and disease prevention research that values meaningful engagement of communities in the process of knowledge production and dissemination. Dr. Freedman currently leads four federally-funded studies focused on the intersection of food access and health outcomes. She serves as concentration chair for the health behavior and promotion PhD concentration in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and teaches a transdisciplinary graduate course each fall on dissemination and implementation science for health promotion that is open to medical students. Dr. Freedman is currently co-chair of the Hunger Safety Net Research Working Group of the CDC-funded Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network.