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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

D. Michal Freedman, J.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


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D. Michal Freedman, J.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

D. Michal Freedman, J.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Radiation Epidemiology Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 7E538


Dr. Freedman received an M.P.H. in 1995 and a Ph.D. in 1998 from Johns Hopkins Public Health School. She had previously been awarded a J.D. from Yale Law School and practiced law for several private and public organizations. Dr. Freedman joined the NCI Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program in 1995 and the Radiation Epidemiology Branch in 1999. She was awarded the NCI Director's 2006 Intramural Innovation Award and the NIH Merit Award in 2007.

Research Interests

  • Effects of ultraviolet radiation and vitamin D
  • Cancer among medical radiation workers