Carrie Zimmerman, BS

Carrie Zimmerman, BS

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: MD Candidate
Email: carrie.zimmerman@uphs.upenn.edu

Public Health Interests:

Minority Healthcare Disparities and Barriers, Immigrant Health, Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Carrie Zimmerman is a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a Co-Clinic Coordinator at Puentes de Salud, a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and wellness of South Philadelphia's Latinx population.  She serves on the Perelman Program of Diversity and Inclusion Community  Outreach Advisory Committee and as the Community Outreach Chair of Perelman's Latino Medical Student Association.  Zimmerman is also currently involved in research related to patterns of abortion referrals in Pennsylvania. 

Before coming to medical school , Zimmerman worked as a Research Assistant at NYU Medical Center's Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions, striving to improve stroke and hypertension related outcomes for Black and Hispanic stroke survivors  in the New York area. She has international experience studying perceptions of infertility within the Chilean Mapuche Tribe and four years of experience on the undergraduate  board of a Tufts School of Medicine community health clinic serving the immigrant population of the Greater Boston Area.

Select Publications:

Zimmerman C. ¿Si no puede dar a la luz?” A qualitative analysis of the treatment of infertility and perceptions of infertile indigenous women in Makewe, Temuco. Elliot Pearson Newsletter. April 2015.