PRCHN seminar series to continue May 14 with presentation on effect of farmers’ markets

freedmanThe Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) at Case Western Reserve University will continue its seminar series with a presentation by Darcy Freedman, associate professor of epidemiology, biostatistics and social work.

Freedman’s presentation, titled “From Market to Mouth: What do people do with foods purchased at farmers’ markets?” will take place Wednesday, May 14, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the ground floor of the BioEnterprise Building.

Freedman’s research examines the influence of community-level food environments on health and well-being with an emphasis on strategies to promote health equity. Over the past five years, Freedman conducted a Centers for Disease Control-funded community-based participatory research study in collaboration with a federally qualified health center in rural South Carolina to establish a farmers’ market, produce prescription program and food assistance matching program. This study will be the basis for her presentation.

In addition to her positions with the epidemiology, biostatistics and social work departments, Freedman is a core faculty member with the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods.

PRCHN seminars are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Contact Kathy Kelly at for more information about the PRCHN seminar series.