Brandon Grimm, PhD, MPH

Director, Office of Public Health Practice

Co-Director Great Plains Public Health Training Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2013-Present   Co- Director, Great Plains Public Health Training Center, UNMC
  • 2012-Present   Director, Office of Public Health Practice, UNMC
  • 2008-Present   Adjunct Instructor, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • 2011-2013   Associate Director, Great Plains Public Health Training Center, UNMC
  • 2011-2012   Co-Director, Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute, UNMC
  • 2006-2012   Manager, Public Health Practice, UMMC
  • 2006-2012   Coordinator, Nebraska Educational Alliance for Public Health Impact
  • 2006-2011   Coordinator, Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute, UNMC  


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, UNMC, College of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health, Community Health Education, University of Nebraska  Omaha
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Wayne State College

Trainings and Certifications 

  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Campbell Leadership Descriptor
  • Change Style Indicator
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • FIRO-B
  • Fundamentals of Coaching
  • Influence Style Indicator
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Step I & II)
  • Story Telling
  • Thomas Killman Conflict Mode Instrument
  • ToPs Facilitation
  • ToPs Strategic Planning
  • World Café

Professional Interests

My areas of interest include workforce, leader and leadership development, the measurement and evaluation of competency based education and training, building strong partnerships, the art of bridging academe and practice, visioning the future of public health and adolescent health and wellness. 

Selected Publications

  • Shireen Rajaram, Brandon Grimm, Jennifer Giroux, & Magda Peck (2013):  Partnering with American Indian Communities in Health Using Methods of Strategic Collaboration. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.
  • Terry T.-K. Huang, Brandon Grimm, & Ross A. Hammond (2011): A Systems-Based Typological Framework for Understanding the Sustainability, Scalability, and Reach of Childhood Obesity Interventions, Children's Health Care, 40:3, 253-266.

Committees and Service (Current with appointment date)

  • COPH Community Engagement Council Committee (2012)
  • President Elect, Delta Omega University of Nebraska Chapter (2012)
  • Board member, Public Health Association of Nebraska (2012)
  • COPH Strategic Planning Committee (2011)
  • COPH Strategic Planning Goal Leader (2011)
  • Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Practice Coordinators Section (2011)
  • Co-Chair, Active Living Task Force, NE DHHS (2010)
  • Nebraska Performance Improvement Advisory Council (2010)
  • Robert D. Sparks, M.D. Pre-professional Student Scholarship in Health (2010)
  • Promotion and Disease Prevention Selection Committee (2010)
  • Board member, UNMC College of Public Health Alumni Association (2010)
  • National Public Health Leadership Development Network Education Committee (2009)
  • Partners N Health Nebraska State Advisory Group (2007)

Contact Brandon Grimm
Brandon Grimm, PhD, MPH

984335 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4335
Ph: (402) 559-5645
FAX: (402) 559-4961
Cell: (402) 575-0994