Dr. Freeman joined the Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) School of Social Work full-time in January 2015 as an Assistant Professor.  He is an Adjunct Faculty member at Tulane University School of Social Work, and he has ownership in a behavioral health private practice. He earned his MSW from SUNO School of Social Work in 1998 and his Ph.D. from Jackson State University in Education, Counseling, and Research in 2013.  His teaching expertise is in practice (health, healthcare, and mental health), research, program evaluation, and Human Behavior.  Dr. Freeman’s primary research interests are in psychosocial health, substance use interventions and treatments of at-risk, inner-city children, families, and communities utilizing a strengths perspective and capacity building. Additionally, Dr. Freeman is involved in designing and delivering community-based services and interventions, which draw upon the culture, resources, and wisdom of the indigenous population.  His current research projects examine evidence-based substance abuse and mental health treatment; substance use epidemiology; clinical assessment and intervention research with children, youth, families and communities; and social and behavioral determinants of health among African Americans; substance use, and mental health.