Michael D. Freeman

Michael D. Freeman

Doctor, Forensic Epidemiologist

Forensic Research & Analysis

(971) 255-1008
4500 Kruse Way, Suite 385
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

Key Facts

Education
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå, Sweden, Doctor of Medicine
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health/Epidemiology)
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Master of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Western States, Portland, Oregon, Doctor of Chiropractic
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Bachelor of Science (General Science)

Biography

Michael D. Freeman MD PhD MPH FAAFS is a forensic epidemiologist and consultant in forensic medicine, working in civil, criminal, and academic venues. He has provided expert testimony more than 1,000 times in a wide variety of civil cases, including injury and death litigation, automotive and other product liability, toxic tort litigation, life expectancy, and medical negligence cases, as well as in homicide and other criminal matters.

Dr. Freeman has published around 200 scientific papers, books, and book chapters, primarily focusing on issues relating to forensic applications of epidemiology and general and specific causation. He has published research on the topics of traffic crash-related injury and death, injury biomechanics and injury causation, genocide, cancer epidemiology, chronic pain mechanisms, and adult autologous stem cell therapy, among others. Dr. Freeman is the co-editor and co-author of the authoritative text on forensic applications of epidemiology; Forensic Epidemiology: Principles and Practice, published in 2016.

His 3-step approach to injury causation investigation has been adopted by U.S. courts as the generally accepted methodology, as described in the 2016 10th circuit US DCA Etherton decision.

Dr. Freeman holds academic appointments at Maastricht University Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He serves as an Affiliate Medical Examiner with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office in Pittsburg, PA, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Freeman is currently a Fulbright Fellow with the U.S. Department of State, in the area of forensic medicine.

Dr. Freeman holds a doctor of medicine degree from Umeå University in Sweden and a Ph.D. and master’s degree in epidemiology from Oregon State University. He completed a 2-year fellowship in forensic pathology through Umeå University and the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner.