Matthew Freeman PhD, MPH

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  • BA, 2000, Wesleyan University
  • MPH, 2005, Emory University
  • PhD, 2011, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Safe Water and Sanitation
  • Environmental Health

Courses Taught

  • GH 560: Monitoring & Evaluation of Global Public Health Programs
  • GH 565: Developing Monitoring & Evaluation Plans for Public Health Programs


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Matthew Freeman is an Associate Professor in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, with joint appointments in Epidemiology and Global Health, and is a Fellow at Emory's Global Health Institute.

Our work is focused on the health and educational impact of community- and school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the developing world.  We are interested in quantifying impacts of WASH technologies and behaviors through rigorous experimental methodologies, understanding drivers of behavior change and program sustainability, and assessing equity of access to WASH improvements. Specifically, we are interested in the complementary role of environmental improvements and mass drug administration for the control of neglected tropical diseases. Our work asks policy relevent health and development questions inclose collaboration with myriad state and non-governmental stakeholders, including CARE, WaterAid, Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children, UNICEF and others. Dr. Freeman serves on the global STH advisory board and contracts and advises the WHO on issues related to handwashing and hygiene, trachoma control, and STH control and WASH. He co-directs Emory's program in Global Environmental Health. In 2016, Dr. Freeman received the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health Early Career Research Award.

In 2000, Matt received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wesleyan University and subsequently received his Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Environmental Health in 2003 from Emory University. He received his PhD at the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011.