Robert Zylstra, EdD, LCSW
Robert Zylstra, EdD, LCSW, is an Associate Professor and Director of Behaviorial Science at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine campus in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In addition to his involvement teaching Family Medicine resident physicians, Dr. Zylstra has worked as a home health care social worker, supervisor of a community hospital's social work department, and business manager for an outpatient medical office.
publication record includes journal articles, monographs, editorials and a book chapter.
Dr. Zylstra grew up in Michigan where he earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.
He earned his Doctorate degree in educational Psychology from the University of Memphis and is a licensed family mediator.
He currently serves on the University of Tennessee's ethics committee and institutional review board, and continues his research and teaching activities in the areas of community medicine, mental health, medical ethics and geriatrics.