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Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD


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Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD

Portrait of Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD

Psychologist, Implementation Science

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Affiliate Instructor


  • Georgia State University, Clinical and Community Psychology, PhD, 2012
  • San Francisco State University, BA, 2005

Expertise and Interests

  • Implementation Science and Quality Improvement
  • Systems Science and System Dynamics
  • Mixed-Methods (Qualitative/Quantitative) and Participatory Research
  • Measurement-based Care, Health Record Data Systems and Big Data
  • Evidence-based Practices for PTSD, Substance Use Disorders (SUD), PTSD/SUD comorbidity

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychological Association - Division of Trauma Psychology (Division 56)
  • Society for Community Research and Action (Online Learning and Social Media/Website Committees)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Co-Chair - Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Special Interest Group)
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Seattle Implementation Research Collaborative (Founder Member and Network of Expertise Member)
  • Addiction and the Family International Network

Awards and Honors

  • Trauma Intervention Fellowship, Georgia State University
  • Injury Prevention Scholarship, Emory University Center for Injury Control
  • Departmental Honoree, San Francisco State University

Selected Publications

Zimmerman, L., Lounsbury, D. W., Rosen, C. S., Kimerling, R., Trafton, J. A., & Lindley, S. E. (2016, online first). Participatory System Dynamics Modeling: Increasing Stakeholder Engagement and Precision to Improve Implementation Planning in Systems. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. doi:10.1007/s10488-016-0754.

Zimmerman, L., Villate, J. L., Kerbrat, A. H., Atkins, D. C., Flaster, A. & Comtois, K. A. (2015). Current suicidal ideation among treatment-engaged active duty Army and Marines. Military Behavioral Health, 3, 296-305. doi:10.1080/21635781.2015.1093980.

Stappenbeck, C. A., Hassija, C. M., Zimmerman, L., & Kaysen, D. (2015). Sexual assault related distress and drinking: The influence of daily reports of social support and coping control. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 108-113. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.013.

Zimmerman, L., Darnell, D., Rhew, I., Lee, C.M., & Kaysen, D. (2015). Resilience in community: A social ecological development model for early adult sexual minority women rejected by family. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55, 179-190. doi:10.1007/s10464-015-9702-6.

Woods, A., Zimmerman, L., Carlin, E., Hill, A., & Kaslow, N. J. (2013). Motherhood, reasons for living, and suicidality among African American women. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 600-606. doi:10.1037/a0033592.

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