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Grenith Zimmerman, PhD
Associate Dean, Research, Associate Dean Research
School of Allied Health Professions
Professor, Allied Health Studies
School of Allied Health Professions
Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Member, Physical Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
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Lecture
 
9/2009 - 12/2009 PHTH 466  Fundamentals of Physical THerapy & Research (Research Section-for Humanitec students).  Applies the research process to a question related to these (orthopaedic and neurological disorders)areas, including discussion of sampling, variables, research rationale, research design, proposal and informed consent, data collection and analysis, and written and oral research presentation.  Includes critical evaluation of research literature (12 lectures).
9/2008 - 12/2008 AHCJ 461  Research Methods.  Introduces the scientific method in research.  Focus on the major steps of the research process as these steps relate to research-report evaluation, proposal writing, literature review, development of conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, research design, and analysis and presentation of data.  (8 3-hour lectures)
9/2008 - Present AHCJ 475  Research Methods for HIA.  Introduces the scientific method in research.  Focuses on the major steps of the research process as these steps relate to reseach report evaluation, proposal writing, literature review, development of conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, research design and analysis and presentation of data.  Common research design and assessment of risk in epidemiologic studies.  (10 3-hour lectures)
3/2008 - 6/2008 PHTH 536  Research & Statistics II   Analyzes data using one-way ANOVA with multiple comparisons, factorial ANOVA designs, randomized complete and incomplete block designs, and repeated measures. Introduces multiple correlation and regression and model building using multiple regression techniques. Evaluates research literature that uses multivariate analysis for data analysis. Introduces nonparametric statistics. Interprets multivariate analysis computer output. (30 hours)
1/2008 - 3/2008 PHTH 535  Research & Statistics I  In-depth study of research designs: their advantages and disadvantages, including pretest/posttest designs, posttest-only control-group designs, time-series designs, factorial designs, randomized block and repeated measures designs, and incomplete block designs. Introduces clinical trials, sequential research designs, and single-case experimental designs. Measures and analyzes validity and reliability. Survey-insturment(s) design. Power calculations for choosing appropriate sample sizes. (25 hours)
9/2007 - 12/2008 HLIN 475  Research Methods for HIA   Introduces the scientific method in research. Focuses on the major steps of the research process as these steps relate to research-report evaluation, proposal writing, literature review, dev elopment of conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, research design, and analysis and presentation of data. Common research design and assessment of risk in epidemiologic studies. (27 lectures)
3/2007 - 6/2007 AHCJ 471 Statistics and Research for Health Professionals I
Presents statistical methods relative to research design for health professionals, with introduction to SPSS statistical package for computer data analysis. Discusses philospohical approaches to scientific inquiry, range of research designs, roles of variables and ethics. (16 lectures)
3/2007 - 6/2007 PHTH 536 Research & Statistics II
Analyzes data using one-way ANOVA with multiple comparisons, factorial ANOVA designs, randomized complete and incomplete block designs, and repeated measures. Introduces multiple correlation and regression and model building using multiple regression techniques. Evaluates research literature that uses multivariate analysis for data analysis. Introduces nonparametric statistics. Interprets multivariate analysis computer output. (30 hours)
1/2007 - 3/2007 AHCJ 461 Research Methods
Introduces the scientific method in research. Focus on the major steps of the research process as these steps relate to research-report evaluation, proposal writing, literature review, development of conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, research design, and analysis and presentation of data. (18 lectures)
1/2007 - 3/2007 IBGS 502 Biomedical Information and Statistics (Statistics Section)
Introduces students to the basics of statistical analysis in a relevant biomedical setting. (16 lectures)
1/2007 - 3/2007 PAST 522 Research II
Student applies the research process to problems in related specific allied health fields and develops a research proposal. Pilot testing of procedures and data-collection forms. (18 lectures)
1/2007 - 12/2007 PHTH 535 Research & Statistics I
In-depth study of research designs: their advantages and disadvantages, including pretest/posttest designs, posttest-only control-group designs, time-series designs, factorial designs, randomized block and repeated measures designs, and incomplete block designs. Introduces clinical trials, sequential research designs, and single-case experimental designs. Measures and analyzes validity and reliability. Survey-insturment(s) design. Power calculations for choosing appropriate sample sizes. (25 hours)
9/2006 - 12/2006 AHCJ 351 Statistics for the Health Professions
Deals with fundamental procedures in collecting, summarizing, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data. Measures of central tendency and variation, probability, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, t-tests, chi-square, correlation, and regression. Introduction to SPSS statistical package for computer data analysis.(27 lectures)
9/2006 - 12/2006 HLIN 475 Research Methods in Health Information Management
Introduces the scientific method in research. Focuses on the major steps of the research process as these steps relate to research-report evaluation, proposal writing, literature review, dev elopment of conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, research design, and analysis and presentation of data. Common research design and assessment of risk in epidemiologic studies. (27 lectures)
9/2006 - 12/2006 PAST 521 Research I
Introduces the scientific method in health-science research. Focuses on the major steps of the research process: Problem identification, literature review, conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, experimental design and analysis, and presentation of data. Includes critical evaluation of research literature. (27 lectures)
9/2006 - 6/2007 PAST 523 Research III
Student implements a research proposal in a practice setting. Computer data analysis and preparation of a research report both in written and oral formats. Student develops and creates a PowerPoint presentation, poster, and abstract for sub mission to a professional meeting. (30 hours)
9/2006 - 12/2006 PHTH 466 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy and Research (Research Section)
Applies the research process to a question related to these (orthopaedic and neurological disorders)--including discussion of sampling, variables, research rationale, research design, proposal and informed consent, data collection and analysis, and written and oral research presentation. Includes critical evaluation of research literature. (14 lectures)
9/2006 - 6/2007 PHTH 582 Research Applications II
Student analyzes data with the help of a statistician. Presents research results in the form of a written research report, an oral presentation, and a poster appropriate for a professional meeting. (20 hours)
7/2006 - 9/2006 AHCJ 472 Statistics and Research for Health Professions II
Deals with advanced conceptual frameworks, data analyses, and techniques in quantitative and qualitative research. Emphasizes process for obtaining and using evidence-based research. (9 lectures)
7/2006 - 6/2007 PHTH 537 Research & Statistics III
Research-topic selection, literature review, proposal writing and approval. Research data collection after proposal approval. Limited to students who are in the doctoral program in physical therapy. (25 hours)
7/2006 - 6/2007 PHTH 538 Research & Statistics IV
Individual arrangements for doctoral students to work with the instructor on analysis and presentation of research data. Student prepares manuscript presenting results of doctoral research study. (35 hours)
7/2006 - 6/2007 RESC 697 Research
Twenty units of doctoral research required. (19 hours)
4/2006 - 5/2006 OCTH 571 Research I
Student develops and implements a scholarly research proposal by systmatically identifying and investigating a problem, issue, or question of relevance to occupational therapy. practice. Emphasis on writing skills in preparation of literature review, purpose, conceptual framework, proposed methodology and dat analysis. 3 units (team taught); 12 lecture hours
3/2006 - 5/2006 AHCJ 471 Statistics and Research for Health Professions I
Statistical methods presented relative to research design for health professionals, with introduction to SPSS statistical package for computer data analysis. Course provides discussion of philosophical approaches to scientific inquiry, range of research designs, roles of variables, and ethics. 3 units; (team taught); 22 lecture hours
3/2006 - 6/2006 RESC 699 DIssertation
Student prepares and defends doctoral dissertation. Registration during quarter of doctoral defense. 4 units; 35 hours
2/2006 - 3/2006 PHTH 535 Research & Statistics I
In-depth study of research designs: their advantages and disadvantages, including pretest/posttest designs, posttest only control-group designs, time-series designs, factorial designs, randomized block and repeated-measures designs, and incomplete block designs. Indtoruces clincial trials, sequential research designs, and single-case experimental designs. Measures and analyzes validity and reliability. Survey instrument(s) design. Power calculations for choosing appropriate sample sizes. 3 units; 25 hours of lecture
1/2006 - 2/2006 IBGS 502 Biomedical Information and Statistics
Introduces students to the basics of statistical analysis in a relevant biomedical setting. Additionall, provides practical infomration on the use of datbase systems and software tools for data management and analysis. 2 units; 16 lecture hours
9/2005 - 12/2005 PHTH 466 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy and Research--Research Section
Applies the research process to a question related to these areas of study--including discussion of sampling, variables, research rationale, reseach design, proposal and informed consent, data collection and analysis and written and oral research presentation. Includes critical evaluation of research literature. 2 units; 20 hours lecture and 20 hours lab/problem working time. (for Humanetic students)
9/2005 - 12/2005 PHTH 581 Research Applications I
A group research proposal developed with the help of a faculty adviser and mentor, including :obtaining approval from appropriate institutional review boards, pilot testing the research protocol, implementing the research proposal in an appropriate research laboratory or practice setting. 2 units; 20 hours
9/2005 - 11/2005 PHTH 582 Research Applications II
Student analyzes data with the help of a statistician. Presents research results in the form of a written research report, an oral presentation, and a poster appropriate for a professional meeting. 2 units; 60 contact hours
9/2005 - 6/2006 RESC 697 Research
Doctoral Research for PhD in Rehabilitation Science 30 contact hours as part of one research committee; 10 hours as part of a second research committee
7/2005 - 9/2005 AHCJ 461 Research Methods
Introduces the scientific method in research. Focus on the major steps of the research process as these steps relate to research-report evaluation, proposal writing, literature review, development of conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, research design, and analysis and presentation of data. 2 units; 13 lecture plus final; 28 hours
7/2005 - 6/2006 PHTH 537 Research & Statistics III
Research-topic selection, literature review, proposal writing and approval. Research data collection after proposal approval. Limited to students who are in the doctoral program in physical therapy. 3 units; 20 hours of consulting with students.
7/2005 - 6/2006 PHTH 538 Research & Statistics IV
Individual arrangements for doctoral students to work with the instructor on analysis and presentation of research data. Student prepares manuscript presenting results of doctoral research study. 3 units; 25 hours of student consulting.
5/2005 - 6/2005 AHCJ 605 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature Section 1
Evaluation of the scientific literature including rationale for the study, population definition, sampling and randomization, appropriateness of the research design, choice of data analysis, tables and graphs, interpretation of statistical results and applications to practice. This class uses a Discussion Board on BlackBoard and a group one hour Chat session. 5 lecture hours 20-25 hours of student contact for Discussion Sessions and 6 on line Virtual Classroom Chats each week on BlackBoard. (25 students)
4/2005 AHCJ 605 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature Section 2
Evaluation of the scientific literature including rationale for the study, population definition, sampling and randomization, appropriateness of the research design, choice of data analysis, tables and graphs, interpretation of statistical results and applications to practice. This class uses a Discussion Board on BlackBoard and a group one hour Chat session. 20-25 hours of student contact on BlackBoard and in 6 Chat sessions each week. (54 students)
3/2005 - 4/2005 PHTH 536 Research & Statistics I
The basis for evidence based practice; measurement and analysis of dat for reliability and validity, power and sample size; questionnaire design. 25 lecture hours (2 students)
1/2005 - 3/2005 AHCJ 512 Biostatistics II
Introduction to ANOVA (one-way, factorial, repeated measures) with multiple comparisons; multiple correlation and regression; nonparametric statistics. Use of the SPSS statistical package for data analysis. 24 hours of lecture and 30 hours of computer lab (59 students)
9/2004 - 12/2004 AHCJ 511 Biostatistics I
Fundamentals of collecting, summarizing, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting data. Sampling, measures of central tendency and variability, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing including t-tests, chi-square tests, correlation and regression. Use of SPSS statistical package. 20 hours lecture and 40 hours of computer and problem session lab (61 students)
9/2004 - 10/2004 AHCJ 601 Research Proposal Writing
Preparation of a research proposal, including components essential for submission to the IRB. Team taught with Joyce Hopp and Esther Huecker. 14 lecture hours (34 students)
9/2004 - 1/2005 PHTH 581 Research Applications I
Choosing a research question and working to determine the population to study, the research design, variables to measure and data analysis to complete. Getting approval from the IRB. Implementing the project in the real world. 25 hours working with student groups. (34 students)
9/2004 - 10/2004 PHTH 582 Research Applications II
Computer data analysis of project research data; preparation of a preliminary research report, Power Point presentation and poster. 10 lecture hours and 25 computer lab hours for data analysis and consultation (19 students)
8/2004 - 9/2004 PHTH 495 Research I
Introduction to the scientific method in health-science research. Focuses on the major steps of the research process. Discussion of variables and their roles, research design, and internal and external validity. 30 lecture hours (60 students)
Interactive Teaching
 
6/2011 - 9/2011 AHCJ 475-Health Care Research & Statistics (4 units)  Statistical methods presented in the context of health care research.  Rationale for research questions, definitions of populations, roles of variables, reliability and validity of research toold, common research designs, internal and external validity of research designs.  Descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing concepts, t-tests, chi-square tests, correlation and regression.  Interpretation of computer output.  Evaluation of health care literature.
9/2010 - Present AHCJ 471  Statistics & Research for Health Professions I.   Presents statistical methods relative to research design for health professionals, with introduction to SPSS statistical package for computer data analysis.  Discusses philosophical approaches to scientific inquiry, range of research designs, roles of variables and ethics. (22 lectures)
9/2010 - Present AHCJ 595  Research & Statistics Concepts and Methods: Intermediate
In depth study of research designs including completely randomized designs and randomized block designs and the statistical tests, such as ANOVA (one-way, repeated measures, factorial) used to analyze the data.  Introduction to multiple lineear regression and correlation and model building techniques.  Interpretation of multivariate analysis computer output and hands on statistical computer experience.  Introduction to nonparametric statistical tests and their appropriate use.  Measurement and analysis of data for validity and reliability studies.  Evaluation of research literature that use multivariate analysis for data analysis. 
9/2010 - Present RESC 697  Research   Work with students on proposal writing, data analysis, and preparation of research reports.
7/2010 - Present AHCJ 605  Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature  (On-line course for the OTD program) Evaluates the scientific literature, including critical evaluation of the rationale for the study; population inclusion/exclusion criteria; sampling and randomization techniques; sample size'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' appropriateness of the research design; choice of the data analsis; structure and content of tables and graphs; interpretation of statistical results; and applications to practice.  Students evaluate research articles by answering questions posed by the instructor in a Web discussion board and virtual classroom.  Students submit weekly evaluation paper for the articles discussed. 
1/2008 - Present AHCJ 472 Statistics & Research for Health Professions II  Deals with advanced conceptual frameworks, data analyses, and techniques in quantitative and qualitative research.  Emphasizes process for obtaining and using evidence-based research. 
1/2008 - Present IBGS 502  Biomedical Information and Statistics Introduces students to the basics of statistical analysis in a relevant biomedical setting. (20 lectures)
6/2007 - 9/2007 AHCJ 605  Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature  (On-line course for the OTD program) Evaluates the scientific literature, including critical evaluation of the rationale for the study; population inclusion/exclusion criteria; sampling and randomization techniques; sample size'''' appropriateness of the research design; choice of the data analsis; structure and content of tables and graphs; interpretation of statistical results; and applications to practice.  Students evaluate research articles by answering questions posed by the instructor in a Web discussion board and virtual classroom.  Students submit weekly evaluation paper for the articles discussed. 
1/2007 - 9/2007 RESC 697  Research   Work with doctoral students on proposal writing, data analysis and preparation of research reports
7/2005 - Present Consulting Services for University Researchers
65 hours consulting and data analysis without charge
9/2004 - 6/2005 PHTH 538 or AHCJ 533 Research & Statistics IV
Individual work with doctoral students for data analysis and writing and editing of the dissertation. 5 students 92 hours of work with the students
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
9/2007 - 12/2007 PHTH 466  Fundamentals of Physical Therapy & Research (Research Section--for Humanitec students) Applies the research process to a question related to these (orthopaedic and neurological disorders)--including discussion of sampling, variables, research rationale, research design, proposal and informed consent, data collection and analysis, and written and oral research presentation. Includes critical evaluation of research literature. (14 lectures)
7/2006 - Present Program Director for PhD in Rehabiliation Science
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
8/2006 - 2/2006 IBGS 502 Biomedical Information and Statistics
Preparation of a syllabus for a new course