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Vicki Freedman

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., Yale University

Dr. Freedman has published extensively on the topics of population aging, disability, and long-term care. She currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator of two national panel studies: the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). She is also leading a supplemental study of disability, time use and well-being among older adults in the PSID.

Recent Publications


Albert, Steven M., and Vicki Freedman. 2010. Public health and aging : maximizing function and well-being. New York : Springer. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Carr, Deborah S., Jennifer C. Cornman, and Vicki Freedman. Online Access 2015. "Marital Quality and Negative Experienced Well-Being: An Assessment of Actor and Partner Effects Among Older Married Persons." Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, . DOI. Abstract.

Mendes de Leon, Carlos, Vicki Freedman, , , and . 2015. "Measuring disability, physical functions and cognitive abilities of adults: Survey enhancements and options for a new panel study." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 40(1-4): 397-425. DOI. Abstract.

Teno, Joan M., Vicki Freedman, Judith D. Kasper, Pedro Gozalo, and Vincent Mor. 2015. "Is Care for the Dying Improving in the United States?" Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18(8): 662-666. PMCID: PMC4532900. DOI. Abstract.

Kasper, Judith, Vicki Freedman, Brenda Spillman, and Jennifer Wolff. 2015. "The Disproportionate Impact Of Dementia On Family And Unpaid Caregiving To Older Adults." Health Affairs, 34(10): 1642-1649. DOI. Abstract.

Burke, James, Lesli Skolarus, and Vicki Freedman. 2015. "Racial Disparities in Poststroke Activity Limitations Are Not due to Differences in Prestroke Activity Limitation." Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 24(7): 1636-1639. PMCID: PMC4466013. DOI. Abstract.

Wolf, Douglas, Vicki Freedman, Jan Ondrich, Christopher Seplaki, and Brenda Spillman. 2015. "Disability Trajectories at the End of Life: A "Countdown" Model." Journals of Gerontology B Psychology Science Social Science, 70(5): 745-752. DOI. Abstract.

Skolarus, Lesli, James Burke, and Vicki Freedman. 2014. "The Role of Accommodations in Poststroke Disability Management." Journals of Gerontology B Psychology Science Social Science, 69(Suppl 1): s26-s34. PMCID: PMC4303064. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Emily M. Agree, Jennifer C. Cornman, Brenda C. Spillman, and Judith D. Kasper. 2014. "Reliability and Validity of Self-Care and Mobility Accommodations Measures in the National Health and Aging Trends Study." Gerontologist, 54(6): 944-951. PMCID: PMC4271105. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Jennifer C. Cornman, and Deborah S. Carr. 2014. "Is Spousal Caregiving Associated With Enhanced Well-Being? New Evidence From the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69(6): 861-869. PMCID: PMC4296136. DOI. Abstract.

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