Director of Nutrition and Health Promoting Foods platform leader at the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology.
Dr. Freeman’s current research interests are in mitigating disease process through
dietary approaches focused on the health promoting properties of whole foods.
Specific disease targets are vascular disease and obesity, including food intake
regulation. In her current appointment, she leads a public health initiative with
FDA/CFSAN to develop and provide underpinning science for comprehensive
approaches using innovative processing solutions to support the availability of
safe food with health opportunities.
Dr. Freeman is an active member of multiple professional societies dedicated to
health and disease abatement including the American Society for Nutrition, the
Obesity Society and the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. Dr.
Freeman earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutrition Science with an emphasis in
Endocrinology and Physiological Chemistry at the University of California,