Symposium Speaker: Darcy A. Freedman, PhD, MPH

Dr. Freedman is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Associate Professor in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences, and Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Health Neighborhoods (PRC) at CWRU where she also serves as Affiliated Faculty in the Center for Reducing Health Disparities.  Dr. Freedman is a population health and social scientist with expertise in food access interventions in food insecure communities.  She is currently co-PI of the R01 NIDDK-funded Future of Food in Your Neighborhood (foodNEST) study, a three-year quasi-experimental pragmatic trial assessing fruit and vegetable intake among participants with access to Hub 55, a new food venue opening in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood in Cleveland, a known food desert.  Additionally, Dr. Freedman is PI of the FreshLink Study, the core research of the CDC-funded Prevention Research Center at CWRU and leads the Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention study in partnership with collaborators at the Ohio Department of Health and The Ohio State University, Cooperative Extension. Dr. Freedman’s latest research includes the development of evaluation technology to support nationwide implementation of healthy food incentive interventions. Dr. Freedman has extensive experience in nutrition-related community interventions and measuring outcomes through research collaborations with a range of community partners including federally qualified health centers, public housing authorities, Boys and Girls Clubs, and neighborhood associations. Dr. Freedman serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health and Social Work Research, is a merit-based member of the American Academy of Health Behavior, and is a past awardee (2011) of the NIH Loan Repayment Program in Health Disparities Research.

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Dr. Freedman on Twitter

Dr. Freedman on Twitter

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@JinKimMoz @CWRUSOM @CWRUSwetland @UCSF Last visit to Superior Pho before she heads out!! Love this connection!

Congrats to Dr. India Gill as she transitions from her PhD @CWRUSOM and training @CWRUSwetland to begin a post-doc @UCSF. Se will miss you Dr. Gill!

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@scottmwilliams9 Great point @scottmwilliams9 - and lineages also have embedded inequities related who had access to training over time and who was doing the training.

Join me this afternoon (7/7 at 3pm) for a #FedTalk hosted by @ClevelandFed focused on the state of investment in Black communities. @CWRUSwetland twitter.com/CWRUSOM/status…

Check out our latest paper led by @Sadeer_AlKindi Historical Neighborhood Redlining & Contemporary Cardiometabolic Risk sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

@CWRUSwetland is Hiring! Please spread the word. Research Associate position available within the Food Systems and Health Equity portfolio of the center. case.edu/academic-caree…

Big congrats to @gwen_donley on your PHD graduation from @CWRUSOM! Can’t wait to see where you take this next!

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