Role / Credential: PhD
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist
Company Name: School of Public Health University of Michigan
Company URL: sph.umich.edu
Ability to Contribute: Dr. Zimmerman’s research focuses on adolescent health and resiliency, and empowerment theory. His work on adolescent health examines how positive factors in adolescents’ lives help them overcome risks they face.
Bio: His research includes analysis of adolescent resiliency for risks associated with alcohol and drug use, violent behavior, precocious sexual behavior, and school failure. He is also studying developmental transitions and longitudinal models of change. Dr. Zimmerman’s work on empowerment theory includes measurement and analysis of psychological and community empowerment. The research includes both longitudinal interview studies and community intervention research.