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Grenith Zimmerman, PhD
Professor, Allied Health Studies
School of Allied Health Professions
Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Grenith Zimmerman is a professor of biostatistics in the School of Allied Health Professions.  She has been teaching and consulting at Loma Linda University ever since she was granted a PhD with an emphasis in Probability Theory from the University of Minnesota.  She has taught and consulted for the School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Dentistry.

Dr Zimmerman moved to the School of Allied Health Professions in 1989 to develop the research program for the Department of Physical Therapy.  Since that time she has also helped develop the research programs in Occupational Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

In 2002, she became program director for the PhD in Rehabilitation Science and under her guidance 14 students have completed their degrees in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, and nutrition and dietetics.  At any given time the program has 9-12 students at various stages of their programs.

In addition to her original contributions to the generalization of Brownian Motion to multiple dimensions, her contributions to research have been in collaboration with faculty in nursing, dentistry, ophthalmology, and public health. Her goals in teaching students are to introduce them to the research process, enable them to read the research literature and to develop or take part in future research studies.

Dr Zimmerman developed the statistics course for the School of Public Health Off Campus Program and taught classes for this program in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Colombia South America.  She has also taught research and statistics courses in Indonesia and the Philippines. Dr Zimmerman received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994 and the SAHP Distinguished Service Award in 2002. 

In her spare time, she enjoys music and reading and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.