Amy Sharp Zimmermann, M.S.W., Ph.D., is the Director of Systems, Data, and Reporting for Child and Family Services (CFS) at Casey Family Programs. Dr. Zimmermann has over 10 years of applied research, program evaluation, and data-application experience in health, human services and educational settings.
Prior to joining Casey Family Programs in 2019, Dr. Zimmermann was a Research Scientist at the University of Washington's Medical School where she was part of the team evaluating the UW's Physician Assistant Program. She has also been an evaluator with the Seattle Public Schools, was a co-lead for evaluating an applied and project-based educational learning program through the UW, and a behavioral-health research analyst in several different settings.
Dr. Zimmermann started her career as a Social Worker, working briefly in child welfare as a foster-to-adopt parent recruiter and trainer, before making the jump from direct services to data analysis, research and statistics. She has taught and mentored others in measurement and statistics, is published in her field and has developed and implemented a variety of different research and evaluation initiatives, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Her professional interests include bayesian and frequentist approaches to multilevel and structural equation (latent variable) models.