Deborah Freeland, M.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, served in the highly competitive Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, which aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health care of older adults.
Deborah Freeland, M.D.
The yearlong fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide fellows with the experience and skills necessary to help affect policy.
“I’m particularly interested in advancing home-based primary care for older adults, addressing health equity issues for older adults, and promoting advance care planning while building intergenerational programs,” said Dr. Freeland, a UT Southwestern Medical School alumni who completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. A member of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) Combined Medicine-Geriatrics Pathway Work Group and a leader in the National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network, which seeks to improve the quality of care for homebound older adults, you can read more about her affiliation with the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, and her research:
- The Majority of 9,729 Group A Streptococcus Strains Causing Disease Secrete SpeB Cysteine Protease: Pathogenesis Implications
Olsen, R.J., Raghuram, A., Cantu, C., Harrell-Hartman, M., Jimenez, F., Lee, S., Ngo. A., Rice, K.A., Saddington, D., Spillman, H., Valson, C., Flores, A.R., Beres, S.B., Long, S.W., Nasser, W., Musser, J.M. Infection and Immunity; 2015 September
- Clinical Evaluation of Brief Cognitive Assessment Measures for Patients With Severe Dementia
Dixon, J.S., Saddington, D.G., Shiles, C.J., Sreevalsan, K.P., Munro, C.A., Rosenberg, P.B., International Psychogeriatrics; 2017 July 29; 7 1169-1174
- Disease-Specific Advance Care-Planning Interventions for Older Adults
Freeland D.G., Wu, D.S., Current Geriatrics Reports; 2019; 12-20
- The GIMboree Experience: Enhancing Joy in Outpatient Medicine
Freeland D.G., O'Rourke, P.D., Journal of Graduate Medical Education; 2020 June 12; 3 348-349