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Community and Behavioral Health - Colorado School of Public Health


Donald Zimmerman, PhD 


Research Interests:
  • Health and Risk Communication
  • Focus on Presenting Health Information on Websites
  • Communication Theory and Research Methods
  • Usability Testing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Courses Taught:
  • Technical Communication
  • Current Research Projects:
  • Assessing Back Country Camper's Adoption of Leave No Trace Technologies (9/8/06 - 5/31/09).
  • Developing Research-Based Guidelines for Improving the National Park Service Intranet (8/27/07 - 12/30/11).
  • Exploring RMNP Visitors Information Sources, Communications, and Perception of Wildlife Management Practices (7/1/08 - 1/31/11).
  • Education:
  • Kansas State University, BS, Biological Sciences/ Wildlife Biology, 1966
  • Kansas State University, MS, Technical Journalism, 1968 M.S. Thesis: "Sources of Conservation Information and Characteristics of Selected Kansas Sportsmen."
  • Kansas State University, Additional Journalism Courses, 1970
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD,  Mass Communications, 1977. Dissertation: "A Multivariate Role Theory Study of Information Seeking."
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