Jeffrey J Zimmerman

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM-Specialty Epidemiology
Education & Certifications  

Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Microbiology, minor in Economics, Iowa State University 1990
Master of Science in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University 1986
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University 1984
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Veterinary licensure in the state of Iowa

Research Focus & Interests  

Ecology of viral infections in swine; swine health and productivity; diagnostic assay development; improved surveillance methods.

Honors & Awards  
  • Tom Alexander Memorial Lecture, 27th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (2024)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Research Award, Iowa State University (2017)
  • Howard W. Dunne Memorial Lecture, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (2017)
  • International Pig Veterinary Society, 2020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Member, Scientific Committee.
  • International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases, 2019 Santiago Chile.  Scientific Committee, 8th International Symposium
  • American Association of Swine Veterinarians
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Profile:

Zimmerman JJ, Karriker LA, Schwartz KJ, Burroughs ER, Zhang J (editors).  2025.  Diseases of Swine, 12th edition.  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken NJ.  (in preparation).

Main RG, Zaabel PK, Leedom-Larson K, Roth JA, Zimmerman JJ.  2019.  Case Study:  Is it Time for an NPIP like Program for the US Pork Industry?  Iowa State University Digital Press. 

Zimmerman JJ, Karriker LA, Ramirez A, Schwartz KJ, Stevenson GW, Zhang J (editors).  2019.  Diseases of Swine, 11th edition.  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken NJ.

Zimmerman JJ, Karriker LA, Ramirez A, Schwartz KJ, Stevenson GW (editors).  2012.  Diseases of Swine, 10th edition.  Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken NJ.

Straw BE, Zimmerman J, D'Allaire S, Taylor DJ (editors).  2006.  Diseases of Swine, 9th edition.  Blackwell Publishing Company, Ames Iowa.

Zimmerman JJ, Yoon K-J (editors).  2003.  PRRS Compendium (2nd edition).  A Comprehensive Reference for Pork Producers, Veterinary Practitioners, and Researchers.  National Pork Board, Des Moines Iowa 50306. 

Morilla A, Yoon K-J, Zimmerman J (editors).  2002.  Trends in Emerging Viral Infections of Swine.  Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa.  387 pages.  ISBN 0-8138-0383-7.

Zimmerman JJ, Yoon K-J, Stevenson G, Dee SA.  1998.  The 1998 Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Compendium:  A comprehensive reference on PRRS for pork producers, veterinary practitioners, and researchers.  National Pork Producers Council in cooperation with the National Pork Board, Des Moines Iowa.