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Ellen Freeman, PhD
6135625800 x8439
elfreeman@ohri.ca

Ellen Freeman

Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Preventive Medicine
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Eye disease epidemiology
Aging

Brief Biography

Dr. Freeman is an associate professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Preventive Medicine at University of Ottawa and a scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  Dr. Freeman received her PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the United States in 2005 where she trained with Sheila West in the field of ocular epidemiology. During Dr. Freeman’s training, she was a recipient of a 4-year training award from the National Institute on Aging. She currently is the principal investigator of a 5-year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and is an author on over 40 peer reviewed publications. 

Selected Publications

Harrabi H, Kergoat MJ, Rousseau J, Boisjoly H, Schmaltz H, Moghadaszadeh S, Roy-Gagnon MH, Freeman EE. Age-related eye disease and cognitive decline. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Freeman EE, Roy-Gagnon MH, Samson E, Haddad S, Aubin MJ, Vela C, Zunzunegui MV. The global burden of visual difficulty in low, middle, and high income countries. Plos One. 2013 May 10;8(5):e63315

Wang MY, Rousseau J, Boisjoly H, Schmaltz H, Kergoat MJ, Moghadaszadeh S, Djafari F, Freeman EE. Activity limitation due to a fear of falling in older adults with eye disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Dec 3;53(13):7967-72.

Popescu ML, Boisjoly H, Schmaltz H, Kergoat MJ, Rousseau J, Moghadaszadeh S, Djafari F, Freeman EE. Age-related eye disease and mobility limitations in older adults. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Sept 9; 52(10) : 7168-74.

Freeman EE, Roy-Gagnon MH, Fortin E, Gauthier D, Popescu M, Boisjoly H. The rate of reported endophthalmitis after cataract surgery from 1996-2005 in Quebec. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2010 Feb;128(2):230-4.



Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Aging; Vision



Research and clinical approaches


Epidemiology