Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Health Education
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Communicable Disease and Behavioral Health Science
BS, North Carolina A & T State University, Laboratory Animal Science
Dr. Free is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Education and MPH in Communicable Diseases and Behavioral Health Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Free has a variety of professional and volunteer experiences in Public Health within community-based organizations as well as on the local and state levels conducting HIV incidence and surveillance. She is passionate about sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention and has dedicated her time to increasing awareness among teenagers and young adults. Dr. Free’s other important areas of interest include health disparities, reproductive justice and women’s health in minority populations, health equity, and understanding cultural relevance as it relates to health promotion and disease prevention.
Courses taught at AU
PUBH 340-Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HPRM 245- Multicultural Health
HPRM 335- Health Promotion and Program Planning