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Zachary Zimmer, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Phone415-476-3964
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    Modeling Disability Trajectories In Rapidly Aging Populations
    NIH/NIA R21AG036938Apr 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Urban/Rural Disparities in Health and Mortality in China
    NIH/NIA R03AG025729May 1, 2007 - Apr 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Comparative Study of Health Transitions in Later Life
    NIH/NIA R01AG020063Sep 30, 2001 - Aug 31, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SES AND PHYSICAL FUNCTIONING ACROSS DIVERSE SETTINGS
    NIH/NIA R03AG017270Aug 15, 1999 - Jul 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Zimmer Z, Chiu CT, Saito Y, Lin YH, Ofstedal MB, Jagger C. Does Religious Activity Distinguish the Mortality Experiences of Older Taiwanese? An Analysis Using Eighteen Years of Follow-Up Data. J Relig Health. 2020 Feb; 59(1):289-308. PMID: 30778793.
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    2. Zimmer Z, Zajacova A. Persistent, Consistent, and Extensive: The Trend of Increasing Pain Prevalence in Older Americans. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020 Jan 14; 75(2):436-447. PMID: 29579314.
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    3. Ofstedal MB, Chiu CT, Jagger C, Saito Y, Zimmer Z. Religion, Life Expectancy, and Disability-Free Life Expectancy Among Older Women and Men in the United States. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2019 Oct 04; 74(8):e107-e118. PMID: 31585014.
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    4. Zimmer Z, Chiu CT, Saito Y, Jagger C, Ofsteda MB, Lin YH. Religiosity Dimensions and Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Taiwan. J Aging Health. 2019 Apr 25; 898264319843445. PMID: 31018747.
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    5. Zimmer Z, Rojo F, Ofstedal MB, Chiu CT, Saito Y, Jagger C. Religiosity and health: A global comparative study. SSM Popul Health. 2019 Apr; 7:006-6. PMID: 30581957.
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    6. Zimmer Z, Bao L, Mayol NL, Chen F, Perez TLL, Duazo PL. Functional limitation trajectories and their determinants among women in the Philippines. Demogr Res. 2017 Jan-Jun; 36:863-892. PMID: 30467456.
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    7. Zimmer Z, Hanson HA, Smith KR. Offspring Socioeconomic Status and Parent Mortality Within a Historical Population. Demography. 2016 10; 53(5):1583-1603. PMID: 27664009.
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    8. Zimmer Z, Jagger C, Chiu CT, Ofstedal MB, Rojo F, Saito Y. Spirituality, religiosity, aging and health in global perspective: A review. SSM Popul Health. 2016 Dec; 2:373-381. PMID: 29349154.
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    9. Zimmer Z, Rubin S. Life Expectancy With and Without Pain in the U.S. Elderly Population. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 09; 71(9):1171-6. PMID: 26988661.
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    10. Hanson HA, Smith KR, Zimmer Z. Reproductive History and Later-Life Comorbidity Trajectories: A Medicare-Linked Cohort Study From the Utah Population Database. Demography. 2015 Dec; 52(6):2021-49. PMID: 26527471.
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    11. Martin LG, Zimmer Z, Lee J. Foundations of Activity of Daily Living Trajectories of Older Americans. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2017 Jan; 72(1):129-139. PMID: 26333820.
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    12. Rubin S, Zimmer Z. Pain and self-assessed health: does the association vary by age? Soc Sci Med. 2015 Apr; 130:259-67. PMID: 25734611.
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    13. Zimmer Z, Martin LG, Jones BL, Nagin DS. Examining late-life functional limitation trajectories and their associations with underlying onset, recovery, and mortality. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Mar; 69(2):275-86. PMID: 24531526.
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    14. Zimmer Z, Fang X, Tang Z. Fifteen-year disability trends among older persons in the Beijing municipality of China. J Aging Health. 2014 Mar; 26(2):207-30. PMID: 24336232.
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    15. Zimmer Z, Das S. The poorest of the poor: composition and wealth of older person households in sub-Saharan Africa. Res Aging. 2014 May; 36(3):271-96. PMID: 25650994.
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    16. Hidajat M, Zimmer Z, Saito Y, Lin HS. Religious activity, life expectancy, and disability-free life expectancy in Taiwan. Eur J Ageing. 2013 Sep; 10(3):229-236. PMID: 28804298.
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    17. Zimmer Z, Prachuabmoh V. Comparing the socioeconomic status--health gradient among adults 50 and older across rural and urban areas of Thailand in 1994 and 2007. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jun; 74(12):1921-8. PMID: 22503833.
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    18. Zimmer Z, Martin LG, Nagin DS, Jones BL. Modeling disability trajectories and mortality of the oldest-old in China. Demography. 2012 Feb; 49(1):291-314. PMID: 22246796.
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    19. Martin LG, Zimmer Z, Hurng BS. Trends in late-life disability in Taiwan, 1989-2007: the roles of education, environment, and technology. Popul Stud (Camb). 2011 Nov; 65(3):289-304. PMID: 21923619.
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    20. Chan A, Zimmer Z, Saito Y. Gender differentials in disability and mortality transitions: the case of older adults in Japan. J Aging Health. 2011 Dec; 23(8):1285-308. PMID: 21653794.
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    21. Korinek K, Zimmer Z, Gu D. Transitions in marital status and functional health and patterns of intergenerational coresidence among China's elderly population. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2011 Mar; 66(2):260-70. PMID: 21310771.
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    22. Zimmer Z, Korinek K. Shifting coresidence near the end of life: comparing decedents and survivors of a follow-up study in China. Demography. 2010 Aug; 47(3):537-54. PMID: 20879676.
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    23. Zimmer Z, Kaneda T, Tang Z, Fang X. Explaining Late Life Urban vs. Rural Health Discrepancies in Beijing. Soc Forces. 2010 Jun 01; 88(4):1885-1908. PMID: 21151893.
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    24. Zimmer Z, Wen M, Kaneda T. A multi-level analysis of urban/rural and socioeconomic differences in functional health status transition among older Chinese. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Aug; 71(3):559-567. PMID: 20621749.
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    25. Zimmer Z, Knodel J. Return migration and the health of older aged parents: evidence from rural Thailand. J Aging Health. 2010 Oct; 22(7):955-76. PMID: 20194684.
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    26. Kaneda T, Zimmer Z, Fang X, Tang Z. Gender Differences in Functional Health and Mortality Among the Chinese Elderly: Testing an Exposure Versus Vulnerability Hypothesis. Res Aging. 2009 May 01; 31(3):361-388. PMID: 20703370.
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    27. Fang XH, Tang Z, Zimmer Z, Xiang MJ, Kaneda T. [Effects and trends of stroke and life expectancy among older adults--from 1990s to 2000s]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2009 Feb; 30(2):105-9. PMID: 19565865.
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    28. Fang XH, Zimmer Z, Kaneda T, Tang Z, Xiang MJ. Stroke and active life expectancy among older adults in Beijing, China. Disabil Rehabil. 2009; 31(9):701-11. PMID: 18979275.
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    29. Zimmer Z. Poverty, wealth inequality and health among older adults in rural Cambodia. Soc Sci Med. 2008 Jan; 66(1):57-71. PMID: 17913320.
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    30. Zimmer Z, Kaneda T, Spess L. An examination of urban versus rural mortality in China using community and individual data. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007 Sep; 62(5):S349-57. PMID: 17906179.
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    31. Kaneda T, Zimmer Z. Education, gender, and functional transitions among Indonesian elderly. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2007 Sep; 22(3):303-22. PMID: 17629720.
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    32. Zimmer Z, Martin LG. Key topics in the study of older adult health in developing countries that are experiencing population aging. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2007 Sep; 22(3):235-41. PMID: 17610150.
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    33. Zimmer Z, Martin LG, Ofstedal MB, Chuang YL. Education of adult children and mortality of their elderly parents in Taiwan. Demography. 2007 May; 44(2):289-305. PMID: 17583306.
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    34. Ofstedal MB, Zimmer Z, Hermalin AI, Chan A, Chuang YL, Natividad J, Tang Z. Short-term trends in functional limitation and disability among older Asians: a comparison of five Asian settings. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2007 Sep; 22(3):243-61. PMID: 17273937.
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    35. Tang Z, Xiang MJ, Zimmer Z, Fang XH, Kaneda T. [Study on the active life expectancy of the elderly and its longitudinal transition in Beijing]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2005 Dec; 26(12):939-42. PMID: 16676585.
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    36. Zimmer Z, Dayton J. Older adults in sub-Saharan Africa living with children and grandchildren. Popul Stud (Camb). 2005 Nov; 59(3):295-312. PMID: 16249151.
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    37. Kaneda T, Zimmer Z, Tang Z. Socioeconomic status differentials in life and active life expectancy among older adults in Beijing. Disabil Rehabil. 2005 Mar 04; 27(5):241-51. PMID: 16025751.
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    38. Zimmer Z, Martin LG, Lin HS. Determinants of old-age mortality in Taiwan. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Feb; 60(3):457-70. PMID: 15550295.
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    39. Zimmer Z, Kwong J. Socioeconomic status and health among older adults in rural and urban China. J Aging Health. 2004 Feb; 16(1):44-70. PMID: 14979310.
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    40. Zimmer Z, House JS. Education, income, and functional limitation transitions among American adults: contrasting onset and progression. Int J Epidemiol. 2003 Dec; 32(6):1089-97. PMID: 14681281.
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    41. Zimmer Z, Kwong J. Family size and support of older adults in urban and rural China: current effects and future implications. Demography. 2003 Feb; 40(1):23-44. PMID: 12647512.
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    42. Zimmer Z, Martin LG, Chang MC. Changes in functional limitation and survival among older Taiwanese, 1993, 1996, and 1999. Popul Stud (Camb). 2002 Nov; 56(3):265-76. PMID: 12553327.
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    43. Bongaarts J, Zimmer Z. Living arrangements of older adults in the developing world: an analysis of demographic and health survey household surveys. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2002 May; 57(3):S145-57. PMID: 11983741.
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    44. Zimmer Z, Hermalin AI, Lin HS. Whose education counts? The added impact of adult-child education on physical functioning of older taiwanese. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2002 Jan; 57(1):S23-32. PMID: 11773230.
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