Dr. Freidenberg joined the Department of Anthropology in 1995. She previously held joint appointments at the City University of New York (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Center for Urban Research) where her research on the medical anthropology and community development of a neighborhood culminated in, The Anthropology of Low-Income Urban Enclaves: The Case of East Harlem; (New York Academy of Sciences, 1995), and Growing Old in El Barrio (New York University Press, 2000). Her interest in reaching community groups, service providers and policy makers led her to curate a bi-lingual exhibit of ethnographic and photographic explorations of Spanish Harlem displayed in New York and Mexico City. Since arriving on campus, she has been affiliated with CuSAG, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center on Aging, the Department of American Studies, the Department of Jewish Studies and the Department of Women’s Studies. She retired in 2017. 



Areas of Interest

  • Urban health and community development, immigrant health and social supports, aging and Latino culture, ethnicity and health care
Judith Freidenberg
jfreiden [at] umd.edu