UCLA Professor Brenda Freshman wearing eyeglassess with her hair pulled back from her face as she wears a red blazer and grey neck scarf

Brenda Freshman, PhD

Course: Human Resource Management in Healthcare


Dr. Brenda Freshman is an adjunct assistant professor for the UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management at UCLA. She is also a professor in the Department of Health Care Administration at California State University Long Beach (CSULB), and she teaches organizational behavior, management, and human resources courses to undergraduate and graduate students.


Dr. Freshman’s research and practice interests concentrate on team formation and collaboration across the disciplines in healthcare. Specifically, she focuses on how thoughts and emotions influence behavior, productivity, and quality of life.


Dr. Freshman holds a B.S. in Psychology (UCLA), an M.A. in Applied Psychology (University of Santa Monica), an M.S. in Organizational Psychology (California School of Professional Psychology), and a Doctorate degree in Organizational Psychology (California School of Professional Psychology).