Associate Dean, Public Health Practice
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
Professional Summary2018-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
Education2013 - 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
Certifications2011, 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
Professional AffiliationsPublic 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