Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D. is the 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 has been involved in obesity and metabolic disease research for over 15 years, including basic science and clinical research in academic, biotechnology and drug development settings.
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, Davis.