Lynn Freedman
Director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program and of the Law and Policy Project, Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Lynn P. Freedman participated in the World Leaders Forum event, Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS, in June 2006.

Lynn P. Freedman is Director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program and an Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She holds a graduate law degree (JD) from Harvard University, a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree (BA) from Yale University.

Before joining the faculty at Columbia University in 1990, Prof. Freedman worked as a practicing attorney in New York City. As Director of the Law & Policy Project at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health since 1997, she has been a leading figure in the field of health and human rights, working extensively with women's groups, health groups and human rights NGOs internationally. Since the founding of the AMDD Program in 1999, Prof. Freedman has led the initiative to integrate rights-based approaches into maternal mortality strategies and programs.

Prof. Freedman has published widely on issues of maternal mortality and on health and human rights, with a particular focus on gender and women's health. She served as a Senior Adviser to the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health and was the lead author for the Task Force's report, Who's Got the Power? Transforming Health Systems for Women and Children.

Participated In

Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS

Date: June 8, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
Description:
A Symposium in Honor of Allan Rosenfield and His Four Decades of Bold Leadership in Public Health


 


This World Leaders Forum program addresses public health issues of profound global importance-issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, has pioneered innovative programs in reproductive health, maternal mortality, and the treatment of HIV-infected women, men and children. He has advanced the health and human rights of populations around the world. Presentations and discussions featured foremost public health and policy experts from major international health organizations, the United Nations, leading academic institutions, and distinguished faculty from the Mailman School of Public Health.