Dr. Lisa Freeman

Dr. Lisa Freeman completed her DVM degree at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and, after completing a rotating small animal internship at North Carolina State University, received a PhD in Nutrition from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and active in ACVN activities, including president and chair of the board. Dr. Freeman has been on faculty at the Cummings School since 1996, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and teaches nutrition for veterinary students and care for patients that require specialized nutrition. Her research focus in the role of nutrition in the development and treatment of heart disease in dogs, cats, and people. Dr. Freeman is active in numerous One Health activities at Tufts and beyond, including her role as director of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s One Health Program. Dr. Freeman also heads the Cummings School’s Residents’ Enhanced Veterinary Education and Academic Learning (REVEAL) Program (a program to attract veterinarians to research and academic careers), the Accelerated Clinical Excellence (ACE) Program for veterinary students, and serves as the faculty advisor for its Paws for People therapy animal program. She also is director of the newly launched Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction.