Clinical Advisory Board

Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, MSW

Dr. Zimmerman is an internationally recognized research expert in long-term services and support 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 associate dean for research and faculty development, in the School of Social Work.