Bob Zylstra, EdD, LCSW, is Professor, Director of Behavioral Medicine and Assistant Program Director at the UT College of Medicine Campus in Chattanooga and Adjunct Instructor for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Social Work program. As well as being an educator and practicing clinician, Dr. Zylstra has served on the medical ethics committees of Erlanger and Siskin Hospital. In addition to his involvement with family medicine, he has worked as a home health social worker, supervisor of a community hospital's social work department, and business manager for an outpatient medical office. 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 continues his research and teaching interests in the areas of community medicine, mental health, and geriatrics.