Dr. Matt Freeman DNP, MPH
Dr. Freeman is a doctorally-educated nurse practitioner and epidemiologist, and he has been in practice since 2003.
He moved to Tucson in 2015 from Tel Aviv, Israel. Freeman previously served in clinical management and faculty roles with emphasis on men’s health and adolescent health.
Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, Freeman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, a Master of Public Health in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from the Yale School of Medicine, a Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing from The Ohio State University, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Duke University.
In addition to school, he has lived in Melbourne (Australia), New York City, Columbus (Ohio), San Francisco, Washington State, and Tel Aviv.
He lives in Oro Valley, and he enjoys hiking and bicycling.
About Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with graduate-level degrees. Since the early 1970s, NPs have served in a variety of settings, including primary care. Nurse practitioners have the education and experience to diagnose illnesses, order tests, prescribe medication, admit patients to the hospital, and provide health education.
Nurse practitioners may go on to earn a doctoral degree with additional classes, clinical education, and completion of a doctoral dissertation or similar.
Epidemiologists study the statistical analysis of diseases and treatments, public policy decisions, and the effectiveness of health interventions among populations.