Freda Patterson

Freda Patterson

Associate Dean of Research, College of Health Sciences

Office Location:
7th Floor Tower at STAR


  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2007-2009 University of Pennsylvania, PA 
  • PhD Public Health, 2007 Temple University College of Public Health, PA 
  • MS Health Education, 2000 Arcadia University, PA 
  • BS (Hons) Kinesiology, 1996 Loughborough University, England, UK.

Research Interests

  • 24-hour epidemiology
  • Bio-behavioral rhythms of cardiometabolic risk factors
  • Multi-behavior cardiometabolic interventions
  • Health disparities
  • Sleep and circadian health
  • Multiple health behavior change


  • Fellow, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware
  • Affiliated Faculty, Sleep and Health Research Program, University of Arizona 
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH Center for Scientific Review 
  • Associate Editor, Sleep Health 
  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health
  • Temple University Lung Health Center
  • University of Arizona Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic
  • Vascular Function in Chronic Disease Research Laboratory


  • BHAN490 Development of Health Promotion Programs
  • HLPR820 Social and Environmental Determinants of Health