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Sheryl Zimmerman

University Kenan Distinguished Professor
Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Director of Aging Research, School of Social Work

Sheryl Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Contact

Tate-Turner-Kuralt

Suite 548-J

325 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Sheryl_Zimmerman@unc.edu

O: 919-962-6417

Zimmerman is an internationally recognized research expert in long-term services and supports for older adults, including those living with dementia. She works closely in a leadership capacity with the National Institute on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the National Center for Assisted Living, and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, as well as with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and other organizations on initiatives addressing a range of issues related to care, outcomes, and quality of life for older adults.

At the University of North Carolina, Zimmerman co-directs the interdisciplinary Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and is director of aging research in the School of Social Work.

She has served as associate dean of doctoral education, and also associate dean for research and faculty development, in the School of Social Work.

Degrees and Licenses

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago

Certifications

ACSW
FGSA