Frederick J. ZimmermanProfessor of Health Policy and Management and Economist at UCLA Center for Health Advancement

areas of expertise
  • Health economics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Ethics of public health policy
education
  • PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin
  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin
  • BA, Economics, University of Notre Dame

Frederick J. Zimmerman is Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He is an economist with a background in institutional and behavioral economics. His research illuminates the intersection of economics and the determinants of health. Dr. Zimmerman also teaches and conducts research in ethical aspects of public health policy. Dr. Zimmerman has a particular interest in how economic structure—including poverty and inequality—influence population health. Research topics have included the effects of media on child health; the effects of food marketing on obesity; and the opportunity costs of medical spending; and the political economy of health and social policy. He has integrated economic, sociological, and psychological perspectives of behavior into a multi-level theory that unifies both individual and population-level determinants of health.

contact details

(310) 825-1971