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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
Indian pharmaceutical patent prosecution: The changing role of Section 3(d)
Article
Polymorphs and Prodrugs and Salts (Oh My!): An Empirical Analysis of “Secondary” Pharmaceutical Patents
Article
We All Want It, but We Don't Know What It Is: Toward a Standard of Affordability for Health Insurance Premiums
 
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