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
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.
Dong, Liming, Vicki Freedman, Brisa N. Sanchez, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2019. "Racial and ethnic differences in disability transitions among older adults in the United States." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 74(3): 406-411.
Johnson, David S., Katherine A. McGonagle, Vicki Freedman, and Narayan Sastry. 2018. "Fifty Years of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: Past, Present, and Future." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 680(1): 9-28.
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