Silence the Sounds of Pertussis

Meet Dr. Gary L. Freed

Dr. 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.

He is Director of the Division of General Pediatrics and Director of the Children’s Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit. Dr. Freed has over 15 years of experience in children’s health services research and has been the principal investigator of numerous federal, state and foundation-funded grants. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on child health policy and health economics, physician behavior 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 currently President of the Society for Pediatric Research, the largest research society in the field of child health. Dr. Freed also serves on several national committees, including his role as Chair of the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and is a frequent consultant to state and federal agencies as well as the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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