David Freedman

David Freedman

David
Freedman

David Freedman is a psychiatric epidemiologist whose research primarily focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders and cognition. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles. He is also an expert consultant to defense teams in capital trials, providing assistance on recognition of mental health symptoms; diagnostic and cognitive functioning testing and evaluation, including evaluating the reliability and validity of scientific and psychometric assessment tools; preparation and presentation of scientific evidence; and, more generally, guidance and supervision on the investigation of neurodevelopmental psychopathology and bio-psychosocial, multi-generational social histories. He has published a number of articles on prenatal and perinatal risks for psychotic disorders, cognitive impairment, and issues related to mental illness, indigent defense, and death penalty litigation. He has been invited to lecture at numerous training sessions for attorneys and is the author of a widely-used manual on mental illness-related mitigation. He obtained his Ph.D at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in Epidemiology, having been awarded an NIMH Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology, and an Sc.M. from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Courses
S. Mental Illness and Criminal Defense