Rachel L Freeman
- Research Associate
- Director of State Initiatives
Rachel Freeman is a Research Associate working in the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. She has been working in the field of positive behavior support for over twenty five years, served as the President for the Association for Positive Behavior Support for three years, and a Board Member for ten years. She provides consultation and technical assistance at the state, regional, and local levels to teams implementing positive behavior support (PBS) at a systems level within education, intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) organizations, juvenile justice, and mental health centers. Rachel Freeman's career has focused on strategies for building capacity on a statewide level by providing intensive training in PBS while concurrently implementing larger systems change efforts using team-based organization-wide action planning. Rachel Freeman's earlier research interests focused on physiological and biochemical factors related to problem behavior. Currently, Dr. Freeman has been working collaboratively with state leaders at state and local policy levels to establish evaluation systems for implementing evidence-based practices using implementation research strategies for sustainable practice.