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Linnea A. Zimmerman, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W4511
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
MPH, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2008


Dr. Linnea Zimmerman has a PhD from the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Masters in Public Health from Emory University. She has a background in demography and focuses on family planning and women's reproductive health research. As the Associate Director of Research for PMA2020, Linnea Zimmerman oversees the management and analysis of PMA2020 data and the technical capacity strengthening efforts of PMA2020 partner organizations. She works with the leadership team and country partners to develop and implement research across all of our countries and work to improve PMA2020 data utilization and accessibility. She is also a co-PI on the PMA Maternal and Neonatal Health module, a longitudinal study implemented in Ethiopia to evaluate use and barriers to critical health interventions.

Most recent publications

  • Zimmerman, L., OlaOlorun, F., Radloff, S. (2015) “Accelerating and improving survey implementation with mobile technology: Lessons from PMA2020 implementation in Lagos, Nigeria” African Population Studies 29 (1):
  • Hill, K., Brady, E., Zimmerman, L., Montana L., Silva, R., Amouzou, A. (2015) “Monitoring Change in Child Mortality through Household Surveys” Plos One 10(11): e0137713.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137713
  • Hill, K., Zimmerman, L., Jamison, D. (2015) “Mortality risks in children aged 5-14 years in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic empirical analysis” Lancet Global Health 3 (10) : e609-e616
  • Canudas-Romo, V., Liu, L, Zimmerman, L., Ahmed, S., Tsui, A. (2014). “Potential Gains in Reproductive-Aged Life Expectancy by Eliminating Maternal Mortality: A Demographic Bonus of Achieving MDG 5” PLoS ONE 9(2): e86694. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086694