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fac_blank.jpg Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, MPH
Professor with tenure in the Department of Family Medicine, Joint appointment in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in the Graduate School of Public Health


3518 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15261-0001
Phone: (412) 383-2377
Email: zimmer@pitt.edu;
Fax: (412) 383-2245
 
Education
  • B.A., Chemistry, cum laude, from Miami University (OH) in 1982
  • M.D. from Ohio State University in 1986
  • M.P.H. in Epidemiology from University of Minnesota in 1991
  • M.A. in Bioethics from Trinity International University 2007
 
Joined Faculty
1991 as Assistant Professor
 
Biography
Richard Kent Zimmerman, M.D., M.P.H. (Epidemiology), M.A. (Bioethics), is a Professor with tenure in the Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, and Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He is board-certified and residency-trained in family practice and also in general preventive medicine and public health. In the past, he has served on the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commissions on Clinical Policies and Research and Public Health and Scientific Affairs and as founding chairperson of the Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (www.immunizationed.org). He serves as lead co-editor for the PDA and online software Shots and the journal supplement Vaccines Across the Life Span. In 2002-4, he served as a voting member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). He has authored over 175 publications on immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Zimmerman=s papers have appeared in important journals including JAMA, Pediatrics, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the Journal of Family Practice. He has been the principal investigator on CDC-funded studies about racial disparity and adult immunization and on ways to increase influenza vaccination rates. He has won national awards for his research on economic barriers to immunization and for his curricular materials on immunization. Dr. Zimmerman has written and spoken on the ethics of influenza vaccine rationing and of vaccine mandates. Dr. Zimmerman practices in an inner-city neighborhood health center, East Liberty Family Health Care Center in Pittsburgh.


Richard K Zimmerman MD MPH MA
Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
3518 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh PA
15261
412 383 2354
412 383 2306 (fax)
zimmer@pitt.edu
 
Professional Affilitations
  • Christian Medical Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
  • Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine (inactive
  • Member, Infectious Disease Society of America)
 
Clinical and Research Interests
Immunizations, vaccine-preventable diseases, bioethics and public health policy
 
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