Zimmerman, Sheryl – PhD

Zimmerman, Sheryl – PhD
Name: Zimmerman, Sheryl – PhD
Credentials: PhD
Role:

Executive Committee, Patient/Caregiver Reported Outcomes (PCRO) Core

Primary title: University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Primary Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Complete Titles:

University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bio: Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD is a University Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Public Health, and for more than 20 years has been Co-Director of the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is internationally recognized as a leader in research related to care for people living with dementia, having published 350 peer-reviewed articles and numerous books, and currently serving as co-editor-in-chief of JAMDA – the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. In 1996, Zimmerman founded the Collaborative Studies of Long-Term Care, the largest ongoing research consortium of almost 1,500 nursing home and assisted living settings that have participated in more than 70 projects with continuous funding from the NIH, AHRQ, and foundations. Dr. Zimmerman works closely with long-term care providers and provider organizations, including with the Alzheimer’s Association to develop their 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.