Michael C. Freed, Ph.D., EMT-B

Michael C. Freed, Ph.D., EMT-B

Chief, Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch
Division of Services Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Dr. Michael Freed is the NIMH Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch Chief. Under his guidance, the branch helps set institute research priorities, develops funding initiatives, and administers a public health–oriented research portfolio to increase access, continuity, quality, equity, efficiency, and value of mental health services to those in need. Dr. Freed recently joined NIMH from the U.S. Department of Defense, where, as the research director of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and support staff, he worked to transform behavioral health care across the military health system. He also assisted with research priority setting and helped design a system to expedite the translation of research findings into practice. For over a decade, his research aimed to improve healthcare services for service members, veterans, and their families. Dr. Freed brings this passion and experience to NIMH. Dr. Freed is a licensed and practicing psychologist, and he holds academic appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.