Associate Dean, Public Health Practice
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2018-Present, 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
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. Grimm is a native and proud Nebraskan, who grew up in West Point. He has been a public health practitioner for over 15 years and is passionate and dedicated to helping assure that all Nebraskans can be healthy. During his time at UNMC, Dr. Grimm has been instrumental in building numerous trusting and mutually beneficial relationships with community partners throughout the state, region, and nationally. Dr. Grimm’s professional interests include workforce, leader and leadership development. The measurement and evaluation of competency based education and training. visioning the future of public health and adolescent health and wellness. Dr. Grimm was the co-creator of the first ever public health leadership development program in the region and also led the effort in securing funding to establish a Health Resources and Services Administration Public Health Training Center at the College of Public Health. Dr. Grimm’s relationships and strategic thinking have led him to be recognized as a local, regional and national resource.
- 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.
- Johansson, P., Grimm, B., Abdel-Monem, T., Hoffman, S., DeKraai, M., and McMillan, A. (2014). Perceived impacts of a public health training center field placement program among trainees. Frontiers in Public Health, 2:67.
- 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.
- Brandert, K., McCarthy, C., Grimm, B., Svoboda, C., Palm, D., and Stimpson, J. P. (2014) A model for training public health workers in health policy: the Nebraska Health Policy Academy. Preventing Chronic Disease; 11:140108.
- Huang, T., Grimm, B., and Hammond, R.A. (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
- Public Health Association of Nebraska (President)
- American Public Health Association
- Delta Omega University of Nebraska Chapter (Past President)
- Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Practice Section