Jeffrey Freeman

Senior Scientist, Disaster Health Response
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Freeman is Senior Professional Staff in the National Health Mission Area of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), which is the nation’s largest and longest serving University Affiliated Research Center. In this role, Dr. Freeman serves in both management and technical positions as the Senior Scientist and Program Manager for the National Health Mission’s Disaster Health Response Program. His program's mission is to enhance U.S. Government engagement in disasters by providing health enabling solutions and capabilities aimed at achieving a rapid, coordinated, and effective response. In 2019, Dr. Freeman was tasked with standing up a lab-wide Disaster Response Corps aimed at enabling APL staff and technologies to be leveraged in response to disasters and other critical events. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Freeman was a researcher in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was involved in standing up the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies. He holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as an Associate Faculty member in Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and as a Research Faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. External to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Freeman serves as a Visiting Scholar in the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH), which is a part of the Uniformed Services University. Dr. Freeman's formal academic training includes a PhD in Environmental Health and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a MPH in Global Health from Emory University, and he has advanced training and expertise in Public Health Informatics, Risk Sciences and Public Policy, and Global Complex Humanitarian Emergencies.

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