Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Director, Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University
Dr. Freedman is a Research Professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. She is currently the Director of the Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging. Over the past decade Freedman has held leadership roles in several national survey efforts. She has co-led the National Health and Aging Trends Study and the National Study of Caregiving since their inception and is an Associate Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Through these efforts she has been instrumental in disseminating new measures to study disability and care needs of older adults. She has published extensively on the topics of population aging, disability trends and long-term care and has investigated the connections among disability, time use and wellbeing in later life.
Select Aging Publications
Xiang, Xiaoling, Vicki Freedman, Khushali Shah, Rita X. Hu, Brian C. Stagg, and Joshua Ehrlich. Forthcoming. "Self-reported Vision Impairment and Subjective Well-being in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Mediation Analysis." The Journals of Gerontology: Series A.
Freedman, Vicki, and Judith D. Kasper. 2019. "Cohort Profile: The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS)." International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(4): 1044-1045g.
Freedman, Vicki, Jennifer C. Cornman, Deborah S. Carr, and Richard E. Lucas. Forthcoming. "Late Life Disability and Experienced Wellbeing: Are Economic Resources A Buffer?" Disability and Health Journal.
Freedman, Vicki, Jennifer C. Cornman, Deborah S. Carr, and Richard E. Lucas. Forthcoming. "Time Use and Experienced Wellbeing of Older Caregivers: A Sequence Analysis." The Gerontologist.
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