Bob Zylstra, EdD, LCSW
Bob Zylstra, Ed.D. , LCSW
Associate Professor, Director of Behavioral Science
Dr. Zylstra grew up in Michigan where he earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.
In addition to his involvement with family medicine, he 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.
Prior to joining the Department of Family Medicine in Chattanooga he was a faculty member in Family Medicine at Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and the University of Tennessee-Healthplex in Memphis.
He earned his doctorate degree in educational psychology from the University of Memphis, and continues his research and teaching interests in the areas of community medicine, mental health and geriatrics.
is married to Margaret, a public health nurse, and is the father of two adult chldren.