Darcy A. Freedman, PhD

Associate Professor

daf96@case.edu | 216.368.3060 | BioEnterprise Bldg. Rm 443


Ph.D. Community Research and Action, Vanderbilt University, 2008
Graduate Certificate Women’s and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2008
M.P.H., Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 2000
B.A., Zoology, Miami University, 1998

Research Goal

Reduce chronic disease trends and inequities through efforts to promote healthy community environments.

Substantive Topic Areas of Interest

  • Food Access Interventions (e.g., farmers’ markets, community gardens, food policy)
  • Community-engagement and Civic Participation
  • Public Health Literacy
  • Primary Prevention of Chronic Disease (e.g., Obesity, diabetes, cancer)
  • Nutrition and Food Security

Recent Publications

  1. Sullivan, CM, Pencak, JA, Freedman, DA, Huml, AM, León, JB, Nemcek, J, Theurer, J, Sehgal, AR. Comparison of the Availability and Cost of Foods Compatible With a Renal Diet Versus an Unrestricted Diet Using the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey. J Ren Nutr 2017; 27 (3): 183-186. PubMed PMID:28283254 PubMed Central PMC5392449.
  2. Freedman, DA, Flocke, S, Shon, EJ, Matlack, K, Trapl, E, Ohri-Vachaspati, P, Osborne, A, Borawski, E. Farmers' Market Use Patterns Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients With High Access to Farmers' Markets. J Nutr Educ Behav 2017; : . PubMed PMID:28274790 .
  3. Freedman, DA, Hunt, AR, Merritt, K, Shon, EJ, Pike, SN. Dissemination of Technology to Evaluate Healthy Food Incentive Programs. Am J Prev Med 2017; 52 (3S3): S309-S314. PubMed PMID:28215387 .
  4. Burke, MP, Jones, SJ, Frongillo, EA, Fram, MS, Blake, CE, Freedman, DA. Severity of household food insecurity and lifetime racial discrimination among African-American households in South Carolina. Ethn Health 2016; : 1-17. PubMed PMID:27905205 .
  5. Barnes, TL, Colabianchi, N, Freedman, DA, Bell, BA, Liese, AD. Do GIS-derived measures of fast food retailers convey perceived fast food opportunities? Implications for food environment assessment. Ann Epidemiol 2017; 27 (1): 27-34. PubMed PMID:27617371 .
  6. Brandt, HM, Freedman, DA, Friedman, DB, Choi, SK, Seel, JS, Guest, MA, Khang, L. Planting Healthy Roots: Using Documentary Film to Evaluate and Disseminate Community-Based Participatory Research. Fam Community Health ; 39 (4): 242-50. PubMed PMID:27536929 PubMed Central PMC4991561.
  7. Beets, MW, Turner-McGrievy, B, Weaver, RG, Huberty, J, Moore, JB, Ward, DS, Freedman, DA. Intervention leads to improvements in the nutrient profile of snacks served in afterschool programs: a group randomized controlled trial. Transl Behav Med 2016; 6 (3): 329-38. PubMed PMID:27528522 PubMed Central PMC4987599.
  8. Beets, MW, Weaver, RG, Turner-McGrievy, G, Huberty, J, Ward, DS, Pate, RR, Freedman, D, Hutto, B, Moore, JB, Bottai, M, Chandler, J, Brazendale, K, Beighle, A. Physical activity outcomes in afterschool programs: A group randomized controlled trial. Prev Med 2016; 90 : 207-15. PubMed PMID:27397608 PubMed Central PMC5014716.
  9. Weaver, RG, Moore, JB, Huberty, J, Freedman, D, Turner-McGrievy, B, Beighle, A, Ward, D, Pate, R, Saunders, R, Brazendale, K, Chandler, J, Ajja, R, Kyryliuk, B, Beets, MW. Process Evaluation of Making HEPA Policy Practice: A Group Randomized Trial. Health Promot Pract 2016; 17 (5): 631-47. PubMed PMID:27216875 .
  10. Weaver, RG, Beets, MW, Hutto, B, Saunders, RP, Moore, JB, Turner-McGrievy, G, Huberty, JL, Ward, DS, Pate, RR, Beighle, A, Freedman, D. Making healthy eating and physical activity policy practice: process evaluation of a group randomized controlled intervention in afterschool programs. Health Educ Res 2015; 30 (6): 849-65. PubMed PMID:26590240 PubMed Central PMC4836399.
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