Kanecia Zimmerman, MD, PhD, MPH

Dr. Zimmerman
Associate Director of Engagement and Health Translation

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Dr. Zimmerman is a professor in the Duke Department of Pediatrics, where she specializes in pediatric critical care medicine. She recently served as chair of the steering committee for the Pediatric Trials Network, a national pediatric clinical research program funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and currently helps to oversee the network. Dr. Zimmerman also serves as principal investigator for multiple research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In her work with clinical trials, Dr. Zimmerman has often focused on improving participant and family engagement throughout the trial life cycle, as well as enhancing participant and workforce diversity in this space. She is also passionate about community-partnered research with children and families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Zimmerman co-founded the ABC Science Collaborative to unite scientists and K-12 schools in service of children and families. She is committed to developing the next generation of physician-scientists.