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Molly E. Zimmerman

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Associate Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae

Email: mzimmerman7@fordham.edu

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 226F
Phone: 718-817-3835

Lab: Zimmerman Clinical Neuropsychology Lab

Education

  • 1996 BA in Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • 2001 MA in Clinical Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • 2004 PhD in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology), University of Cincinnati
  • 2004 Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology, Brown University
  • 2004 - 2006 NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dementia, Brown University

Major Research Interests

  • Cognition and sleep disturbances
  • Cognitive and neuroimaging correlates of traumatic brain injury
  • Neuropsychological assessment of dementia and preclinical dementia

Courses

  • PSYC 2501 - Cognition Laboratory
  • PSYC 2900 - Psychopathology
  • PSYC 6106 - Cognitive Assessment with Lab
  • PSYC 6370 - Cognition & Affect
  • PSYC 6253 - Neuropsychological Assessment with Lab
  • PSYC 8290 - Clinical Supervision

Professional Affiliations and Cooperations

  • Dr. Michael L. Lipton, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Dr. Adam M. Brickman, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Dr. Raanan Arens, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Recent Publications

1. Lee, M. Sin, S., Lee, S., Wagshul, M., Zimmerman, M. E., & Arens, R. Cortical thickness and hippocampal volume in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep; In Press.

2. Ye, K., Fleysher, R., Lipton, R. B., Zimmerman, M. E., Stewart, W. F., Sliwinski, M. J., Kim, M, & Lipton, M. L. Repetitive soccer heading adversely impacts short-term learning among adult women. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; In Press.

3. Lao, P. J., Zimmerman, M. E., Hartley, S., Gutierrez, J., Keator, D., Igwe, K. C., Laing, K. K., Cotton-Samuel, D., Sathishumar, M., Moni, F., Andrews, H., Krinsky-McHale, S., Head, E., Lee, J. H., Lai, F., Yassa, M. A., Rosas, H. D., Silverman, W., Lott, I. T., Schupf, N., & Brickman, A. M. Sleep apnea, cerebrovascular disease, and amyloid in older adults with Down syndrome across the Alzheimer’s continuum. Sleep Advances; In Press. 

4. Moni, F., Petersen, M. E., Zhang, F., Lao, P. J., Zimmerman, M. E., Gu, Y., Gutierrez, J., Rizvi, B., Liang, K. K., Igwe, K, C., Sathishkumar, M., Keator, K., Andrews, H., Krinsky-McHale, S., Head, E., Lee, J. H., Lai, F., Yassa, M. A., Rosas, H. D., Silverman, W., Lott, I. T., Schupf, N., O’Bryant, S., & Brickman, A. M. Probing the proteome to explore potential mediators of increased Alzheimer’s-related cerebrovascular disease in adults with Down syndrome. Alzheimer’s & Dementia; 2022. PMID: 35212182

5. Lee, M. Sin, S., Lee, S., Park, H., Wagshul, M. E., Zimmerman, M. E., & Arens, R. Altered cortical structure network in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep; 2022. PMID: 35137220

6.  **Stiver, J., **Fusco-Gessick, B., **Moran, E., **Crook, C., & Zimmerman, M. E. Variable objective sleep quality is related to worse spatial learning and memory in young adults. Sleep Medicine; 84, 114-120; 2021. PMID: 34144450.

7. **Stiver, J., Staffaroni, A. M., Walters, S. M., You, M. Y., Casaletto, K. B., Erlhoff, S. J., Possin, K. L., Lukic, S., La Joie, R., Rabinovici, G. D., Zimmerman, M. E., Gorno- Tempini, M. L., & Kramer, J. H. The rapid naming test: Development and initial validation in typically aging adults. The Clinical Neuropsychologist; 1-12; 2021. PMCID: PMC8464629

8. **Moran, E. E., Bressman, S. B., Ortega, R. A., Raymond, D., Nichols, W. C., Palmese, C. A., Elango, S., Swan, M., Shanker, V., Perera, I., Wang, C., Zimmerman, M. E., & Saunders-Pullman, R. Cognitive functioning of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) non-manifesting carriers. Frontiers in Neurology; 2021. PMCID: PMC7952874

9. Katz, M. J., Wang, C., Nester, C. O., Derby, C. A., Zimmerman, M. E., Lipton, R. B., Sliwinski, M. J., & Rabin, L. A. T-MoCA: A valid phone screen for cognitive impairment in diverse community samples. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring; 13, e12144; 2021. PMCID: PMC7864219

10. Laing, K. K., Simoes, S. Baena-Caldas, G. P., Lao, P. J., Kothiya, M., Igwe, K. C., Chesebro, A. G., Houck, A. L., Pedraza, L., Hernandez, A. I., Li, J., Zimmerman, M. E., Luchsinger, J. A., Barone, F. C., Moreno, H., & Brickman, A. M. Cerebrovascular disease promotes tau-pathology in Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Communication; 2020. PMCID: PMC7660042

11. Strauss, S. B., Fleysher, R., Ifrah, C., Hunter, L. E., Ye, K., Lipton, R. B., Zimmerman, M. E., Kim, M., Stewart, W. F., & Lipton, M. L. Framing potential for adverse effects of subconcussive impacts in soccer in the context of althete and non-athlete controls. Brain Imaging and Behavior; 15, 882-895; 2021. PMCID: PMC7861653