Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.
Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Gary L. Freed MD, MPH is the Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.
On July 1, 2013, after 15 years of service, Dr. Freed stepped down as Director of the Division of General Pediatrics and Director of the Children's Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit. He continues to serve as the Senior Advisor to leadership of CHEAR and General Pediatrics. On July 1, 2013 Dr. Freed accepted the position of Director of the Australian Health Workforce Institute, Professor of Population Health at the University of Melbourne and as Visiting Scholar in Health Care Policy at the Royal Children's Hospital. He currently divides his time between Melbourne Australia and Ann Arbor, MI.
Dr. Freed has over 25 years of experience in children's health services research and has been the principal investigator of numerous federal, state and foundation-funded grants, and the first NIH-funded pediatric health services research fellowship program. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles on child health policy and health economics, immunizations, physician behavior, the medical workforce and interspecialty variation in the provision of preventive services to children.
Dr. Freed received his bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his master of public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Dr. Freed was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar as well as a Preventive Medicine Fellow at UNC-CH.
He is a past President of the Society for Pediatric Research, the largest research society in the field of child health. Dr. Freed is the 2009 recipient of the Douglas K. Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Care Research from the Society of Pediatric Research. Dr. Freed also serves on several national and international committees regarding child health. He is a past Chair of the Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee. He is a frequent consultant to state and federal agencies as well as the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
B.A., Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1983, with honors
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1987
M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), 1992
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, UNC-CH, 1990-1992