Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.

Gary Freed

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

Director, Division of General Pediatrics

The Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health Delivery

300 N. Ingalls Building, 6E08      Vcard icon
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5456

Office: (734) 615-0616; Fax: (734) 764-2599


Website(s): General Pediatrics Faculty; Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) unit

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

Gary L. Freed MD, MPH has over 18 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 140 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 is the immediate past 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. He is the immediate 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.


M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1987
B.A. (Honors), Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1983

Research Interests & Projects

Comprehensive Study of Child Vaccine Policies/Programs in Selected European Nations
Sponsor: World Health Organization

Assessment of Immunization Advisory Committees in the WHO Euro Region
Sponsor: World Health Organization

Research Issues Related to Workforce Requirements and Quality of Practice Measures in Pediatrics
Sponsor: American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Health Services Research Training
Sponsor: U.S. HHS PHS National Institutes of Health

Vaccination Issues and Problems
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Great Lakes Regional Node for Pediatric EMS Research
Sponsor: U.S. HHS-PHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Selected Publications

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Freed, G.L., Spike, N., Magin, P., Fitzgerald, M.,Brooks, P., (2012). The paediatric clinical experiences of general practice registrars. Aust Fam Physician, 41(7), 529-533.

Raheja, A., Freed, G.L., (2012). So you want to be a camp doctor? Everything you need to know about medically supervised summer camps. Contemp Pediatr, [On-line exclusive].

Woolford, S.J., Clark, S.J., Sallinen, B.J., Geiger, J.D., Freed, G.L., (2012). Bariatric surgery decision making challenges: the stability of teens' decisions and the treatment failure paradox. Pediatr Surg Int, 28(5), 455-460.

Macy, M.L., Clark, S.J., Sasson, C., Meurer, W.J., Freed, G.L., Emergency physician perspectives on child passenger safety: a national survey of attitudes and practices. Acad Pediatr, 12(2), 131-137.

Macy, M.L., Clark, S.J., Freed, G.L. (2012). Carpooling and booster seats: a national survey of parents. Pediatrics, 129(2), 290-298.

Yoon, E.Y., Cohn, L.M., Rocchini, A., Kershaw, D., Freed, G.L., Ascione, F., Clark, S. (2012). Antihypertensive Prescribing Patterns for Adolescents with Primary Hypertension. Pediatrics, 129(1), e1-8.

Davis, M.M., Butchart, A.T., Wheeler, J.R., Coleman, M.S., Singer, D.C., Freed, G.L. (2011). Failure-to-success ratios, transition probabilities and phase lengths for prophylactic vaccines versus other pharmaceuticals in the development pipeline. Vaccine, 29(51), 9414-9416.

Macy, M.L., Reed, M.P., Freed, G.L. (2011). Driver Report of Improper Seat Belt Position among 4- to 9-year-old Children. Acad Pediatr, 11(6), 487-492.

Dempsey, A.F., Schaffer, S., Singer, D., Butchart, A., Davis, M.M., Freed, G.L. (2011). Alternative vaccination schedule preference among parents of young children. Pediatrics, 128(5), 848-856.

Freed, G.L., Sewell, J., Spike, N. (2011). Challenges to Children's Health Care in an Ageing Australia. Med J Aust, 195(8), 436-437.

Professional Affiliations

American Pediatric Society
Midwest Society for Pediatric Research
Pediatric Academic Societies
Society for Pediatric Research
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association