Skip to main content

Lynn P. Freedman

Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Population and Family Health, Heilbrunn Department of
Office: 
60 Haven Avenue
Email: 
lpf1@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-304-5281
Appointments
  • Director, Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program
  • Director, Law and Policy Project
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai
Biography

Lynn P. Freedman is the director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program and of the Law and Policy Project, both in the Mailman School's Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health. Before joining the faculty at Columbia University in 1990, she worked as a practicing attorney in New York City. Professor Freedman has been a leading figure in the field of health and human rights, working extensively with women's groups and human rights NGOs internationally. She has published widely on issues of health and human rights, with a particular focus on gender and women's health. She is currently serving as a senior adviser to the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health and is the lead author of the Task Force's Final Report "Who's Got the Power: Transforming Health Systems for Women and Children."

Research & Other Works
Article
Community and health system intervention to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Tanga Region, Tanzania: A comparative before-and-after study
Article
Posting and transfer: key to fostering trust in government health services
Article
Moving Toward Patient-Centered Care in Africa: A Discrete Choice Experiment of Preferences for Delivery Care among 3,003 Tanzanian Women
Article
Studying moderators of implementation: analysis from an intervention to reduce disrespect and abuse in facility-based childbirth
Article
Equity of inpatient health care in rural Tanzania: a population- and facility-based survey
 
Submit Content

Share your research or scholarly works to be posted on the site.