Marc Zimmerman, PhD
Co-Director, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention
Marshall H Becker Collegiate Professor, Public Health, School of Public Health / Professor, Education & Psychology, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts / Director, MI-Youth Violence Prevention Center
Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center Profile
School of Public Health Profile
Injury Prevention Center Profile
Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Profile
National Center for School Safety
Prevention Research Center of Michigan
Youth Empowerment Solutions
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 UM 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 U-M 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 U-M IPC Massive Open Online Course, “Injury Prevention for Children and Teens” in the Introduction to Child and Adolescent Injuries section.
Dr. Zimmerman's Firearm-Related Work
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U-M experts available to discuss prevention, aftermath of school shooting in Texas
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Media Mention: School shooting in Uvalde, Texas brings awareness to recent data showing firearms are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S.