DEPARTMENT:

Basic Sciences


CAMPUS AFFILIATION:

Doylestown


OFFICE:

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Doylestown Campus
Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County
3805 Old Easton Road, Office 125
Doylestown, PA 18902



EDUCATION:

MPH in Community and Behavioral Health – East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
BA in Biology – Hanover College, Hanover, IN


BIO:

Catherine Freeland recently received her master of public health at East Tennessee State University with a concentration in community and behavioral health.  She obtained her bachelor of arts degree at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind. Following her graduation from Hanover College, she spent a year working in Nairobi, Kenya as a communication and programming chair for the Organization of African Instituted Churches. In this position, Catherine was working to empower, educate and learn from grassroots community leaders through a train the trainer program. She is interested in reducing health disparities through sustainability projects and collaboration at the community level.  As a Frist Field Scholar, Catherine applied her public health knowledge in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia through Flagstaff International Relief Effort and the World Health Organization focusing on community outreach and education on viral hepatitis and liver cancer. With an increased interest in viral hepatitis prevention and outreach, she has moved to Philadelphia to work with the Hepatitis B Foundation as a public health program manager.


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Elimination of health disparities associated with hepatitis B, Innovative health communication methods, global public health