Kenneth Freedberg, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Harvard Medical School 1984
aids-related opportunistic infections; anti-hiv agents; anti-retroviral agents; antiretroviral therapy, highly active; cd4 lymphocyte count; cost-benefit analysis; hiv infections

Kenneth A. Freedberg is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of the Program in Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).  Dr. Freedberg also directs the Medical Practice Evaluation Center within the Department of Medicine at MGH.

Dr. Freedberg's research interests focus on HIV, TB, as well as other chronic disease clinical outcomes and health policy, utilizing the methods of comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical epidemiology, and implementation science. He is most interested in the intersection of clinical medicine and economics - to understand the value" of health care.

His current research efforts are focused in the United States, France, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, and India. This NIH and foundation-funded work examines clinical policies for antiretroviral use, HIV testing, laboratory management, and HIV/TB co-infection.

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center team has a particular interest in informing guidelines in individual countries and across regions in both well-resourced and resource-limited settings. Collaborators include investigators in each of the countries above, as well as in HIV trials groups in the United States including the ACTG, IMPAACT, and the HPTN.