Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Freudenberg studies the health impact of corporate business and political practices on public health. His work focuses on six industries that contribute to the major causes of global premature deaths and preventable illnesses: alcohol, automobile, firearms, food, pharmaceuticals and tobacco. He also analyzes local and global social movement and government responses to harmful corporate practices to identify opportunities for public health intervention. Freudenberg also studies how urban food policies can contribute to better health.
In addition to the selected OpEds and interviews below, Freudenberg is founder and contributing writer for Corporation and Health Watch, an online network of scholars, activists, and public health professionals that monitors the health impact of practices of alcohol, automobile, forearms, food and beverages, pharmaceutical, and tobacco industries, and local and global campaigns to reduce harmful practices.