- Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
- Vanderbilt University, PhD
Salama Freed, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leonard Davis Institute (LDI) of Health Economics and the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Freed earned her PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 2018. Her research agenda focuses on three areas: 1) affordable health care provision for the elderly, 2) health insurance and health care access, and 3) the role of payment policies and incentives in health care spending. Each of these topics fits into her broader interest in evaluating innovative methods and policies that may contain rising health care costs while providing necessary care. Currently, her work at LDI and Perelman includes studying the role of nursing home quality information on the entry and pricing decisions of assisted living facilities and evaluating the effect of Medicaid home and community-based services on the patient mix in nursing homes.