B.A., Mathematics, Mount Holyoke College, 1969
M.A., Mathematics, Boston University, 1971
Ph.D., Epidemiology/Public Health, Yale University, 1984
Dr. Freeman has designed and directed health services and comparative effectiveness research studies for over 30 years. These studies have all involved the analysis of large population based health care data sets - such as Medicare claims and state level hospital discharge data - to evaluate the use and outcomes of health care provided to diverse populations of children and adults. Since joining the UTMB faculty in 1992, her research has largely focused on the use of tumor registry data linked with Medicare claims to assess quality of cancer care and factors associated with quality of care among older adults. Dr. Freeman is also a leader in faculty development programs. She has over 15 years experience with recruiting, evaluating and mentoring trainees in NIH funded training programs. Her current leadership roles in education include serving as Associate Director for Training in the Sealy Center on Aging, Co-Director of the Translational Research Scholars Program in UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences (A Brasier PI), Program Director of the K12 Women’s Health Research Scholars Program (A Berenson PI), and Director of the Health Services Research Curriculum within the Clinical Science Graduate Program.