Seth Freedman

Associate Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2010
  • M.A., University of Maryland, 2009
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2005


  • Health Policy
  • Health Economics for Policy and Management
  • Statistics for Research in Public Affairs II


Seth Freedman specializes in health economics and health policy. He joined O’Neill in 2012 after two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan.  

Freedman’s primary research agenda focuses on innovations in healthcare and health insurance. He is particularly interested in the impacts of innovations and changes in the healthcare delivery system on economic and patient outcomes, the influence of policies and market incentives on the adoption of new innovations, and how recent changes in public health insurance impact the healthcare system.

His research has been published in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. His research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

In current work, Freedman is studying the role of advertising in the healthcare sector, the market for health information technology, and the impact of the Health Indiana Plan 2.0, Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program.  


  • Policy Analysis Undergraduate Major Lead
  • Trustee's Teaching Award (2019)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Dissertation Fellowship
  • Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland
  • NET Institute Summer Research Grant

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