Darcy A. Freedman, PhD


daf96@case.edu | 216.368.3060 | BioEnterprise Bldg. Rm 402A3


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. Freedman, DA, Bell, BA, Clark, J, Ngendahimana, D, Borawski, E, Trapl, E, Pike, S, Sehgal, AR. Small Improvements in an Urban Food Environment Resulted in No Changes in Diet Among Residents. J Community Health 2020; : . PubMed PMID:32170531 .
  2. Freedman, DA, Ngendahimana, D, Shon, EJ, Merritt, K, Pon, J. Predictors of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Use at Farmers' Markets With Monetary Incentive Programming. Am J Health Promot 2019; 33 (7): 1039-1048. PubMed PMID:31159565 .
  3. Lee, E, Smathers, C, Zubieta, AC, Ginnetti, S, Shah, A, Freedman, DA. Identifying Indicators of Readiness and Capacity for Implementing Farm-to-School Interventions. J Sch Health 2019; 89 (5): 373-381. PubMed PMID:30932209 PubMed Central PMC6519171.
  4. Parsons, AA, Monteban, M, Lee, E, Bebo, P, Zubieta, AC, Ginnetti, S, Hewitt, J, Freedman, D. Indicators of Readiness and Capacity for Implementation of Healthy Eating Strategies in Child Care Settings Serving Low-Income Children. J Nutr Educ Behav 2019; 51 (4): 465-477. PubMed PMID:30416004 .
  5. Yang, YY, Kaddu, G, Ngendahimana, D, Barkoukis, H, Freedman, D, Lubaale, YA, Mupere, E, Bakaki, PM. Trends and determinants of stunting among under-5s: evidence from the 1995, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys. Public Health Nutr 2018; 21 (16): 2915-2928. PubMed PMID:30156173 PubMed Central PMC6190071.
  6. Monteban, MF, Bess, KD, Walsh, CC, Baily, H, Flocke, SA, Borawski, EA, Freedman, DA. People and places shaping food procurement among recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Health Place 2018; 53 : 155-163. PubMed PMID:30142499 .
  7. Freedman, DA, Lee, E, Ohri-Vachaspati, P, Trapl, E, Borawski, E, Bess, K, Flocke, S. Predictors of Farmers' Market Shopping among People Receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits. Am J Community Psychol 2018; 61 (3-4): 488-499. PubMed PMID:29659024 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
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