Marc Zimmerman, PhD

Principal Investigator, University of Michigan Coordinating Center

Co-Director, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention / Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor, Department of Heath Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health / Director, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center / Co-Director, Outreach and Translation Core, Injury Prevention Center / Co-PI, National Center for School Safety / Director, Prevention Research Center of Michigan, University of Michigan

Dr. Zimmerman is a Principal Investigator for the University of Michigan Coordinating Center. As Principal Investigator, Dr. Zimmerman oversees the strategic direction of the Coordinating Center and leads the Community Engagement and the Communication & Dissemination Cores..

Dr. Zimmerman is the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health and editor of the Youth & Society. He is also editor emerita of Health Education &Behavior. He is the Co-Director of the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, Director of the CDC-funded Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and the Prevention Research Center, Co-Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded National Center for School Safety, and Co-Director of the Outreach and Translation Core of the CDC-funded University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center. He is also a founding scholar for Youth Empowerment Solutions, an evidence-based youth violence prevention program. Dr. Zimmerman’s research focuses on the application and development of empowerment theory and the study of adolescent health and resiliency. He has translated his research on individual and community risk and promotive factors to develop and evaluate community-based programs with an emphasis on prevention of community violence. Dr. Zimmerman also studies developmental transitions and longitudinal models of change. Dr. Zimmerman contributed to the University of Michigan IPC Massive Open Online Course, “Injury Prevention for Children and Teens” in the Introduction to Child and Adolescent Injuries section.

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