Dr. Marlene Freeman is a member of the faculty of the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Women's Mental Health. Her clinical research is focused on mood disorders in women and integrative medicine, with particular emphasis on perinatal mood disorders. The focus of her clinical work is on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in women planning for pregnancy or for women who are pregnant or postpartum. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin and medical school at Northwestern University Medical School. She completed Residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program and a Research Fellowship in the Biological Psychiatry Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Freeman established and directed the University of Arizona's Women's Mental Health Program from 2000-2007. In 2007, she relocated to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to establish a new Women's Mental Health Center. She has been at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2008. For the past ten years, she has chaired the annual Women's Mental Health Symposium in Tucson, Arizona, which is a conference for multidisciplinary professionals and the public. She is Vice Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. She chaired the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, subcommittee on Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Psychiatry, and is a member of the APA's workgroup on Major Depressive Disorder treatment guidelines. She is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) and Postpartum Progress, Inc, and is an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).