Valita M. Fredland, JD, MA

Valita M. Fredland, JD, MA photo

Senior Affiliate Faculty

A native of Indianapolis, Ms. Fredland earned her undergraduate degree in economics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, her law degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and a master’s degree in clinical bio-medical ethics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  She was admitted to the New York bar in 1993 and to the Indiana bar in 1994.  In 2005 she became certified as an Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and completed the 2007 Hoosier Fellows Program sponsored by the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership at Indiana University.  Ms. Fredland’s career in health care services includes serving as a Protocol Coordinator in the Office of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Senior Policy Analyst at the Indiana State Department of Health, and Director of Legal Services for Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN.

Ms. Fredland has functioned in a multi-disciplinary role since joining Indiana University Health in 1998 as Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer.  She also serves IU Health hospitals as a member of the Ethics Committee and Ethics Consultation Sub-Committee by providing a valued perspective in the many clinical ethics dilemmas which include legal considerations.  At the Fairbanks Center she is active as a content expert for the Fellowship in Clinical Ethics, serves as a mentor and project consultant for Fellows and graduate student interns, and provides legal support for FCME administrative affairs.


  • 1992- Master of Arts in Religious Studies University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • 1991- Juris Doctor (JD) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1987- Bachelor of Arts in Economics Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Representative Publications