Kloe Freeman

Kloe received her BS in Biology with a minor in Latin American Studies from Samford University in 2018. In her BS, she spent equal time engaged with the humanities  because of her minor, which led her to history of medicine as a way to merge both passions. Prior to beginning at Johns Hopkins, she worked at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital in the Gastrointestinal Surgery department in clinical trials research. While there, she also worked on health disparities and outcomes projects concerning health literacy, as well as enhanced recovery (ERAS) protocols. Researching, and seeing, health disparities through health literacy at the clinical level and its connection to racial disparities in surgical outcomes inspired her current research. Broadly speaking, she is interested in the history of health disparities for minority groups, the patient-physician relationship, and the influences race, gender, and paternalism have on these subjects.