PROF Gary Freed

PROF Gary Freed




  • 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 Dr. Freed accepted the position of Director of the Health Systems and Workforce Unit and 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 inter-specialty variation in the provision of preventive services to children.   


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Education and training

  • MPH, University of North Carolina 1992
  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine 1987
  • BA, The University of Texas 1983