Salama Freed, PhD, is the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy post-doctoral health policy fellow. Dr. Freed’s research portfolio has highlighted two intertwined investigational tracks focused on innovations in health care access and delivery: how vulnerable populations may be affected by disruptions in these innovations, and how these innovations may help to contain costs.
Dr. Freed’s fellowship research focuses on the intersection of payment reform such as provider rate changes, insurance rate setting and bundled payment initiatives and how this can encourage, rather than discourage, equitable health care access.
Prior to her fellowship with NPC and Duke-Margolis, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Perelman School of Medicine focused on understanding the landscape of and ensuring equitable access to formal long-term care options. She was also named a health policy fellow by the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College.
Dr. Freed holds a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MA in Economics from Duke University. She also received a MS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
- Keohane, L. M., Gambrel, R. J., Freed, S. S., Stevenson, D., Buntin, M. B. “Understanding Trends in Medicare Spending, 2007–2014.” Health Serv Research (2018) doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12845
- Keohane, L. M., Stevenson, D. G., Freed, S. S., Thapa, S., Stewart, L., Buntin, M. B. “Trends in Medicare Fee-For-Service Spending Growth for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries, 2007–15.” Health Affairs (2018) 37(8), 1265-1273 doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0143