Senior Associate Dean
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2022-Present, Senior Associate Dean
- 2018-2021, Associate Dean of Practice, UNMC, COPH
- 2018-Present, Associate Professor, UNMC, COPH
- 2012-2018, Director, Office of Public Health Practice, UNMC
- 2014-2018, Assistant Professor, UNMC, COPH
- 2008-Present, Adjunct Instructor, University of Nebraska Omaha
- 2014-2015, Instructor, UNMC, COPH
- 2012-2014, Courtesy Instructor, UNCM, COPH
- 2011-2013, Co- Director, Great Plains Public Health Training Center, UNMC
- 2008-2012, 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
- 2013 - Doctorate of Philosophy, Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, UNMC, College of Public Health
- 2005 - Master of Public Health, Community Health Education, University of Nebraska Omaha
- 2002 - Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Wayne State College
- 2011, Certified Trainer: Change Style Indicator (CSI), Discovery Learning, Inc.
- 2011, Certified Trainer: Influence Style Indicator (ISI), Discovery Learning, Inc.
- 2012, Certified Trainer: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), CPP Professional Services
- 2014, Certified Trainer: Intercultural Development Inventory
Selected Presentations, Trainings and Facilitation Assistance
- Conflict Management/ Thomas Killman Conflict Mode Instrument
- Team Development
- Evidence Based Public Health
- FIRO-B Assessment
- Introduction to Leadership
- Facilitation expertise using Technology of Participation (ToP)
- Practice Based Public Health Research
- Public Health 101
- Visioning the Future of Public Health
Dr. Brandon Grimm is a native Nebraskan and is committed to creating the conditions so that all communities can be healthy and thrive. Dr. Grimm is currently the Senior Associate Dean and a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Dr. Grimm has been working in public health for 20 years and has been instrumental in enhancing the capacity of the current public health workforce, translating data into action, building mutually beneficial academe practice partnerships, and training the next generation of practitioners. Dr. Grimm’s research focuses on community driven health transformation and creating the most effective models and systems for communities to tackle their most relevant and wicked public health issues. Additionally, Dr. Grimm is an expert in competency development, assessment, and evaluation. His relationships, critical thinking, and respect have led to Dr. Grimm to becoming a recognized resource locally, regionally, and nationally. Dr. Grimm is the past president of the Public Health Association of Nebraska, current board chair of the Sarpy Cass Health Department, a member if the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Practice Committee, among others. He is also the past recipient of the Balderson Award from the National Public Health Leadership Development Network and the Academic Public Health Practice Excellence Award from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the outstanding alumnus award from Wayne State College.
- Palm, D., Pacino, V., & Grimm, B. (2022). Shifts in Community Benefits Spending among Nonprofit Hospitals in Nebraska and 10 Proximate States, 2012 and 2015. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice; 28 (1) 73-79.
- Grimm, B., Ramos, A.K., Maloney, S. et al. (2021). The Most Important Skills Required by Local Public Health Departments for Responding to Community Needs and Improving Health Outcomes. J Community Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-021-01020-0
- Abresch, C., Grimm, B., Lyons, K., Maloney, S., and Tibbits, M. (2021). Who gets included in Collective Impact: A mixed methods study of 10 CI initiatives. Community Development, DOI: 10.1080/15575330.2021.1941161
- Palm, D., Grimm, B., & Pacino, V. (2020). The integration of public health and primary care: a case study of Nebraska. Journal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention, 6:2.
- Grimm, B., Arcari, C., Ramos, A., LeVan, T., Brandert, K., King, K., et. al. (2019). Creating Customized Workforce Development Plans for Medium-to-Large Public Health Departments. Public Health Reports, 134(4), 395–403.
- Grimm, B., Tibbits, M., Maloney, S., Johansson, and P., Siahpush, M. (2017). Does the Current Model of Public Health Leadership Institutes Allow for Outcome Based Evaluations? Journal of Pedagogy in Health Promotion. doi: 10.1177/2373379917721721.
- Grimm, B., Alnaji, N., Watanabe-Galloway, S., and Leypoldt, M. (2017). Cervical Cancer Attitudes and Knowledge in Somali Refugees in Nebraska. Journal of Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 3:1S, 81-87.
- Grimm, B. Tibbits, M., Soliman, G., and Siahpush, M. (2017). A Retrospective Evaluation to Determine the Effectiveness of Public Health Leadership Institutes. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11 (1), 6-19.
- Grimm, B., Brandert, K., Svoboda, C., and Palm, D. (2016). The EDIC Method: An Engaging and Comprehensive Approach for Creating Health Department Workforce Development Plans. Journal of Health Promotion and Practice, 1524839916671301.
- Grimm, B. and Brandert, K. (2016) How does an individual’s innate preferences impact innovation and creativity? Journal of Leadership Studies, 10:1, 34-36.
- Grimm, B., Johansson, P., Nayar, P., Apenteng, B., Opoku, S., and Nguyen, A. (2015). Assessing the education and training needs of Nebraska's public health workforce. Frontiers in Public Health, 3:161.
- Grimm, B., Watanabe-Galloway, S., Britigan, D. H., and Schumaker, A. M. (2015). A qualitative analysis to determine the domains and skills necessary to lead in public health. Journal of Leadership Studies, 8:4; 19-26.
- Rajaram, S., Grimm, B., Giroux, J., and Peck, M. (2014). Partnering with American Indian Communities in Health Using Methods of Strategic Collaboration. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 8:3, 387-395.
- Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Practice Section
- American Public Health Association
- Delta Omega University of Nebraska Chapter (Past President)
- Public Health Association of Nebraska (Past President)