Richard Kent Zimmerman, MD, MPH, MA

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Family Medicine
3518 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
USA 15261

Biographical Sketch:
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (Chair Influenza & Adult Working Groups) Long research career in all aspects of immunizations, policy, clinical trials, health services research, vaccination disparities, barriers to immunizations, etc. Over 80 peer reviewed publications. Nowalk MP, Tabbarah M, Terry MA, Raymund M, Wilson SA, Fox DE, Zimmerman RK and the FM-PittNet. Using Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Understand Racial Disparities in Adult Vaccination. J Natl Med Assoc, 2009; 101; 1052-1060. Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Roberts MS Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Vaccine 2009 May 21;27(24):3159-64. PMID: 19446186. Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Tabbarah M, Hart JA, Fox DE, Raymund M, FM Pitt-Net Primary Care Research Network: Understanding Adult Vaccination in Urban, Lower Socioeconomic Settings: Influence of the Physician and Prevention Systems. Annals Fam Med 2009; 7:534-41. Nowalk MP, Tabbarah M, Hart JA, Fox DE, Raymund M, Wilson SA, Zimmerman RK, for FM-PittNet. Office manager and nurse perspectives on facilitators of adult immunization. American Journal of Managed Care, 2009; 15(10):755-760. Nowalk MP, Lin CJ, Zimmerman RK, Fox DE, Raymund M, Tanis MD, Harper JD: Establish the Habit: Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Personnel J Healthcare Quality 2010 In press. Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates in the Workplace Am J Prev Med 2010. A Computer Simulation of Employee Vaccination to Mitigate an Influenza Epidemic Am J Prev Med 2010 Middleton DM, Lin CJ, Smith KS, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Roberts MS, Fox DE: Economic Evaluation of Inpatient Pneumococcal Vaccination Standing Order Programs. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2008; 29(5):385-94 (accompanied by editorial by M Davis).