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Molly E. Zimmerman

Dr. Molly Zimmerman

Associate Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae


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

Lab: Zimmerman Clinical Neuropsychology Lab


  • 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

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


  • PSYC 2501 - Cognition Laboratory
  • PSYC 2900 - Abnormal Psychology
  • 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
  • Dr. Jiook Cha, Columbia University

Recent Publications

Stewart, W. F., Kim, N., Ifrah, C., Lipton, R. B., Glattstein, T., Zimmerman, M. E., Kim, M., & Lipton, M. L.  Symptoms from repeated intentional and unintentional head impact in soccer players.  Neurology; In Press.  

Zammit, A. R., Ezzati, A., Zimmerman, M. E., Lipton, R. B., Lipton, M. L., & Katz, M. J. Roles of hippocampal subfields in verbal and visual episodic memory. Behavioral Brain Research; 317, 157-162; 2017

Mowrey, W. B., Lipton, R. B., Katz, M. J., Ramratan, W. S., Loewenstein, D. A., Zimmerman, M. E., & Buschke, H.  Memory Binding Test predicts incident amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease; 53, 1585-1595; 2016.

Ezzati, A., Katz, M. J., Zammit, A. R., Lipton, M. L., Zimmerman, M. E., Sliwinski, M. J., & Lipton, R. B.  Differential association of left and right hippocampal volumes with verbal episodic and spatial memory. Neuropsychologia; In Press.

Strauss, S. B., Kim, N., Branch, C. A., Kahn, M. E., Kim, M., Lipton, R. B., Provataris, J. M., Scholl, H. F., Zimmerman, M. E., & Lipton, M. L.  Bidirectional changes in anisotropy are associated with outcomes in mild traumatic brain injury.  American Journal of Neuroradiology; In Press.

Buschke, H., Mowrey, W. B., Ramratan, W. S., Zimmerman, M. E., Loewenstein, D. A.,
Katz, M. J., & Lipton, R. B.  Memory Binding Test distinguishes amnestic mild cognitive impairment and dementia from cognitively normal elderly.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; In Press.

Zimmerman, M. E., Ezzati, A., Katz, M. J., Lipton, M. L., Brickman, A. M., Sliwinski, M. J., & Lipton, R. B.  Perceived stress is differentially related to hippocampal subregion volumes among older adults.  PLOS ONE; 11, 1-10; 2016.  PMCID: PMC4856349

Lee, S., **Viqar, F. Zimmerman, M. E., Narkhede, A., Tosto, G., Benzinger, T. L. S.,
Marcus, D. S., Fagan, A. M., Goate, A., Fox, N. C., Cairns, N. J., Holtzman, D. M., Buckles, V., Moulder, K., Aisen, P., Ghetti, B., Klunk, W. E., McDade, E., Martins, R. N., Saykin, A., Masters, C. L., Ringman, J. M., Rossor, M. N., Schofield, P. R., Sperling, R. A., Correia, S., Jack, C., Weiner, M., Bateman, R., Morris, J. C., Mayeux, R., & Brickman, A. M. for the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network.  White matter hyperintensities are a core feature of Alzheimer’s Disease: Evidence from the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network.  Annuals of Neurology; 79, 929-939; 2016.  PMCID: PMC4884146  

Ezzati, A., Katz, M. J., Lipton, M. L., Zimmerman, M. E., & Lipton, R. B.  Hippocampal volume and cingulum bundle fractional anisotropy are independently associated with verbal memory in older adults.  Brain Imaging and Behavior; In Press. PMCID: PMC4816657

Rostanski, S., Zimmerman, M. E., Schupf, N., Manly, J. J., Westwood, A. J., Brickman, A. M., & Gu, Y.  Sleep disordered breathing and white matter hyperintensities in community-dwelling elders.  Sleep; 39, 785-791; 2016.  PMCID: PMC4791612