Vincent L. Freeman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Vince Freeman is an associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the UIC School of Public Health. He is a physician and epidemiologist whose research addresses the nutritional and molecular epidemiology of prostate cancer and the causes of racial/ethnic disparities in mortality among American men with the disease. He is a principal investigator on a study that attempts to clarify the association between adiposity and risk factors for prostate cancer, funded by the National Cancer Institute. He also conducts similar research on colorectal cancer.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Park E, Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis M, Sharifi R, Wu Z, Freeman VL, Bowen PE. Diet adherence dynamics and physiological responses to a tomato product whole-food intervention in African-American men. Br J Nutr. 2013;109(12):2219-30. [See abstract.]

Bjurlin MA, Cohn MR, Kim DY, Freeman VL, Lombardo L, Hurley SD, Hollowell CM. Brief smoking cessation intervention: a prospective trial in the urology setting. J Urol. 2013;189(5):1843-9. [See abstract.]

Murphy AB, Ukoli F, Freeman V, Bennett F, Aiken W, Tulloch T, et al. 8q24 risk alleles in West African and Caribbean men. Prostate. 2012;72(12):1366-73. [See abstract.]

Bjurlin MA, Cohn MR, Freeman VL, Lombardo LM, Hurley SD, Hollowell CM. Ethnicity and smoking status are associated with awareness of smoking related genitourinary diseases. J Urol. 2012;188(3):724-8. [See abstract.]

McLafferty S, Freeman VL, Barrett RE, Luo L, Shockley A. Spatial error in geocoding physician location data from the AMA Physician Masterfile: Implications for spatial accessibility analysis. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2012;3(1):31-8. [See abstract.]

Kositsawat J, Freeman VL. Vitamin C and A1c relationship in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006. J Am Coll Nutr. 2011;30(6):477-83.

Freeman VL, Ricardo AC, Campbell RT, Barrett R, Warnecke R. Association of census tract-level socioeconomic status with disparities in prostate cancer-specific survival. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011;20(10):2150-9. [See abstract.]

Kositsawat J, Freeman VL, Gerber BS, Geraci S. Association of A1c levels with vitamin D status in U.S. adults: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Diabetes Care. 2010;33(6):1236-8. [See abstract.]

Kositsawat J, Flanigan RC, Meydani M, Choi YK, Freeman VL. The ratio of oleic-to-stearic acid in the prostate predicts biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. J Urol. 2007;178(6):2391-6; discussion 2396.

Freeman VL, Flanigan RC, Meydani M. Prostatic fatty acids and cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy for early-stage prostate cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2007;18(2):211-8.

Freeman VL, Meydani M, Hur K, Flanigan RC. Inverse association between prostatic polyunsaturated fatty acid and risk of locally advanced prostate carcinoma. Cancer. 2004;101(12):2744-54.

Coard KC, Freeman VL. Gleason grading of prostate cancer: level of concordance between pathologists at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Am J Clin Pathol. 2004;122(3):373-6.

Freeman VL, Durazo-Arvizu R, Keys LC, Johnson MP, Schafernak K, Patel VK. Racial differences in survival among men with prostate cancer and comorbidity at time of diagnosis. Am J Public Health. 2004;94(5):803-8.

Freeman VL, Coard KC, Wojcik E, Durazo-Arvizu R. Use of the Gleason system in international comparisons of prostatic adenocarcinomas in blacks. Prostate. 2004;58(2):169-73.

Freeman VL, Durazo-Arvizu R, Arozullah AM, Keys LC. Determinants of mortality following a diagnosis of prostate cancer in Veterans Affairs and private sector health care systems. Am J Public Health. 2003;93(10):1706-12.

Honors and Awards

IHRP Fellow