• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
Paul Freeman

Seattle, WA
United States

Phone Number: 
206-384-7410
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Biography 

Paul Freeman DR PH (Hopkins), MBBS, MHP (ED) MPH (TH) is an independent consultant affiliated with the DGH MPH program. He has over 45 years of experience in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health programs and projects especially in primary health care, child survival and malaria control in 14 developing countries and for indigenous communities in developing countries. He has designed and implemented human capacity building from national and University to community levels. His management experience includes Team Leader of the large Vietnam Australia Malaria Control project based in Hanoi in 1995 and 1996. He was Chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association in 2012 and 2013. He is Co-director and one of the authors of the Comprehensive Review of the Evidence Regarding the Effectiveness of Community-based Primary Health Care in Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health published in the Journal of Global Health. Volume 7, issue 1. 2017.

He is currently focusing on promoting his book, Comprehensive Review of the Evidence Regarding the Effectiveness of Community-based Primary Health Care in the UK, Australia, South Pacific, and Africa through a further book, paper in process and presentations at major Conferences also focusing on sustainability of health workers and organizations in association with government health services. Also currently mentoring students-two formally per APHA-and many others from the US and Australia. Reviewer for several journals and organizations-Sage Open Journal, Gates Open Research, Taskforce for Global Health. Assistant Editor, Biomedical Journal Public Health Journal. Global health research for Medical Research Council (UK).

Education 
  • DrPH (Johns Hopkins University)
  • MHP (ED) (University of New South Wales (Australia))
  • MPH (University of Sydney (Australia))
  • MBBS (University of New South Wales (Australia))
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • COVID-19
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Malaria
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Expertise 

Project and program evaluation in relationship to programs at national and district levels; organizational development and management for ministries of health and tertiary level institutions; tertiary level educational development and implementation of problem-based and scenario-based medical curricula for community-based primary health care programs for child survival.
Program and project evaluation in relation to child survival; primary health care systems and human capacity building within health systems; educational systems at all levels; organizational and curriculum develpment within secondary and tertiary level institutions

Publications 

Perry H, Rassekh B, Gupta S, Wilhelm J, Freeman P. A comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 1. Rationale, methods and database description. Journal of Global Health 2017;7(1), doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010901.

Jennings M, Pradhan S, Schleiff M, Sacks E, Freeman P, Gupta S, et al. A comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 2. Maternal health findings. Journal of Global Health 2017;7(1), doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010902.

Sacks E, Freeman P, Sakyi K, Jennings M, Rassekh B, Gupta S, et al. A comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 3. Neonatal health findings. Journal of Global Health 2017;7(1), doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010903.

Freeman P, Schleiff M, Sacks E, Rassekh B, Gupta S, Perry H. A comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 4. Child health findings. Journal of Global Health. 2017;7(1), doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010904.

Perry H, Rassekh B, Gupta S, Freeman P. A comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 6. Strategies used by effective projects. Journal of Global Health. 2017 2017;7(1), doi: 10.7189//jogh.07.010906.