Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Director, One Health
Tufts CTSI; Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. 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 has been on faculty at the Cummings School since 1996, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Freeman teaches nutrition for veterinary students and also care for patients that require specialized nutrition for animals with acute and chronic diseases. Her research interests are nutritional modulation of cardiac disease and critical care nutrition. Dr. Freeman is active in numerous One Health activities at Tufts and beyond, including her role as director of Tufts CTSI’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 and to increase the visibility of spontaneous animal models of human disease), the Accelerated Clinical Excellence (ACE) Program for veterinary students, and serves as the faculty advisor for its Paws for People therapy animal program. Recently, she also became director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction.