- Public Health
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Bill Freeman's record of achievement as an academic authority and his work as a community activist has put him at the forefront of individuals and groups seeking new ways to provide diverse populations particularly those marginalized, access to quality, affordable, and effective health services. For three decades, Dr. Freeman has served as a services provider and healthcare leader, addressing the challenges of obtaining access to quality healthcare at the local, regional, and national levels. He brings to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology his longstanding commitment to driving awareness and responses to demanding social and community issues.
With an innovative and entrepreneurial focus Dr. Freeman has applied his knowledge of healthcare reform, public-private partnerships, healthcare advocacy, and payment modalities for such pressing issues that include serving as a proponent of change for disenfranchised populations, including those infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS. He developed national programs and policies to respond to the epidemic's vast challenges. As with all of his community-based work, he has been successful in developing meaningful collaborations with community health workers and medical and mental health professionals, as well as senior public health officers and government officials.
Academically published, Dr. Freeman is recognized as a pioneer in connection with health and healthcare reform issues. he demonstrates a consistent and long-standing career leading nonprofit and cause-related programs in human services, healthcare, nursing, higher education and civil rights, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community-based initiatives at the local, regional, and national levels. Over his career, he has raised $100M from the public and private sector as a staunch advocate for healthcare reform and advocacy. He supports and promotes the rights of patients in the healthcare arena, and helps to build capacity to improve community health and enhance health policy initiatives focused on access to culturally sensitive, cost-effective and quality care.
Prior to his appointment at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Freeman served in various executive-level capacities with a number of universities. He created course curricula and syllabi and assisted Argosy University in securing regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for development of the school's competency-based learning program. As a domain leader, he applied his extensive knowledge of domestic and international healthcare models and issues to create the curriculum and course sequencing for the graduate healthcare program, including public health. He also taught at the George Washington University, George Mason University, and other notable public and private institutions of higher learning.
In an effort to expose students to health-related issues and in alignment with his holistic approach to learning, Dr. Freeman coordinated Argosy University's field placement and internship program and developed internship placements at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH), Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), and other national health-related nonprofits. He has recruited, managed, and evaluated senior staff, including medical doctors, mental health clinicians, and program personnel.
In a concurrent position as an Independent Academic Consultant, Dr. Freeman developed an MBA in healthcare administration program, including syllabi for 20 program courses. He also created a master's program in healthcare administration. As a principal manager, he led the accreditation process for a master's in healthcare administration program from the Commission Accreditation Healthcare Management Education. He also designed a 10-course certification program to meet requirements for provider certification from the Medical Group Management Association.
Dr. Freeman is a published author, notable speaker and researcher in the areas of organizational leadership, advocacy and public policy. he is regarded as an authority in connection with international and domestic healthcare policies and practice. He continues to share his knowledge and work with other academics, professionals, laypersons and emerging minds in the healthcare field.
- Education History
Degree Institution DBA, Health Services Administration Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, VA MBA, Health Finance Southeastern University, Washington, DC B.A. St. John Vianney Seminary & College, East Aurora, NY