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. Bush, WS, Crawford, DC, Briggs, F, Freedman, D, Sloan, C. INTEGRATING COMMUNITY-LEVEL DATA RESOURCES FOR PRECISION MEDICINE RESEARCH. Pac Symp Biocomput 2018; 23 : 618-622. PubMed PMID:29218920 .
  2. Trapl, ES, Pike, SN, Borawski, E, Flocke, SA, Freedman, DA, Walsh, CC, Schneider, C, Yoder, L. Food Melt in Consumer Food Environments in Low-income Urban Neighborhoods. Am J Health Behav 2017; 41 (6): 710-718. PubMed PMID:29025499 .
  3. Pike, SN, Trapl, ES, Clark, JK, Rouse, CD, Bell, BA, Sehgal, AR, To, T, Borawski, E, Freedman, DA. Examining the Food Retail Choice Context in Urban Food Deserts, Ohio, 2015. Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14 : E90. PubMed PMID:28981402 PubMed Central PMC5645198.
  4. Flocke, SA, Ohri-Vachispati, P, Shon, EJ, Trapl, ES, Borawski, E, Matlack, K, Freedman, DA. Developing multidimensional measures of healthy food access among low-income adults in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Public Health Nutr 2017; 20 (16): 2859-2868. PubMed PMID:28847323 .
  5. Lee, E, Dalton, J, Ngendahimana, D, Bebo, P, Davis, A, Remley, D, Smathers, C, Freedman, DA. Consensus modeling to develop the farmers' market readiness assessment and decision instrument. Transl Behav Med 2017; 7 (3): 506-516. PubMed PMID:28730383 PubMed Central PMC5645287.
  6. Beets, MW, Weaver, RG, Turner-McGrievy, G, Huberty, J, Moore, JB, Ward, DS, Freedman, DA, Beighle, A. Two-Year Healthy Eating Outcomes: An RCT in Afterschool Programs. Am J Prev Med 2017; 53 (3): 316-326. PubMed PMID:28532659 PubMed Central PMC5562516.
  7. 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.
  8. 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; 49 (5): 397-404.e1. PubMed PMID:28274790 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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