2008 Ph.D., Public Health (Health Behavior & Health Education), Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
1999 MPH, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
1995 BS, Environmental Biology, Florida State University; Minor in Chemistry
Dr. Kimberley Freire is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences Department within GSU’s School of Public Health. She teaches courses in the DrPH and MPH programs and serves as an advisor for DrPH students. Dr. Freire’s research interests include violence prevention, dissemination & implementation science, and evaluation of complex public health strategies. Prior to coming to GSU in 2021, Kimberley worked at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for 13 years, most recently as the Evaluation Lead in CDC’s Program Performance & Evaluation Office. Kimberley also worked for 12 years in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention & Control within the Division of Violence Prevention. She has worked in public health within federal, state, and local government, non-profits, and academic institutions for over 20 years. Her work has focused on applying scientific concepts and data within practice settings and using practice-based evidence to advance violence prevention strategies. Her interests also include working with communities to use data for quality improvement and social change, and organizational learning models to advance public health practice.