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Mary K. Zimmerman, Ph.D.


Education and Training

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Bachelor of Arts - Sociology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Master of Arts - Sociology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Doctor of Philosophy - Sociology
National Institutes of Health: Postdoctoral Fellowship - Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Individual Award)

Research Interests

Comparative Health Systems, Medical Sociology, Social Inequalities and Gender, Health Services Research Methods
My work focuses on coparing health care systems and policies (especially U.S. Medicaid) in terms of their impacts for vulnerable populations, especially women, children and the elderly, I also study the conditions and advancement of women in medicine and health care management.

  • Funding: State of Kansas, OneCare Kansas Project (KanCare Health Homes)


Doctoral level classes:

  • HP&M 870: Research Inquiry I: Defining and Supporting the Research Problem
  • HP&M 871: Research Inquiry II: Design and Analysis
  • HP&M 906: Comparative Health Care Systems

Curriculum Vitae

Last modified: Dec 17, 2019

Mary K. Zimmerman, PhD


Mary K. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

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