Nutrition Science & Wellness
Assistant Professor 10 Months Email Lupton Hall, Room 144
Dr. Freaney's research is focused on the most vulnerable of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) populations and the factors leading to poorer health outcomes and health care disparities among SOGI people compared to their cisgender heterosexual counterparts. Her research combines her education and experience in community health, program planning, and health administration. Dr. Freaney incorporates a variety of methods, including cross-sectional and retrospective longitudinal study designs in her research. She also strives to engage with diverse communities and create partnerships with the organizations that serve them. Dr. Freaney has developed a strong commitment to health care disparities and community-based participatory research. She strives to conduct research that has clear implications for improving the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities.