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Deborah A. Freund


Deborah A. FreundAbout Deborah Freund
Deborah A. Freund was appointed President of Claremont Graduate University on November 15, 2010. Prior to moving to CGU, she was a Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Economics at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and an Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University.

She served as Vice Chancellor and Provost at Syracuse University (1999-2006), and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculties at Indiana University-Bloomington (1994-1999), where she was also a Professor of Public Affairs, Economics, and Family Medicine.
Freund received an AB in Classics from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as an MPH in Medical Care Administration, an MA in Applied Economics, and a PhD in Economics, all from the University of Michigan.

She is an internationally recognized health economist, known in particular for her research in the areas of Medicaid, health-care outcomes, and PharmacoEconomics, a field she is credited with founding. Most recently she led a project to recreate a new database that will be used by health insurers to pay out-of-network claims. Freund is married to Thomas J. Kniesner, the Krisher Professor of Economics at Syracuse University. They have one son, William Kniesner.

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