Hines, M., Hardy, N., Martens, A., & Zimmerman, E. (2022). Birth Order Effects on Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, Parent Report of Problematic Feeding and Infant Feeding Abilities. Journal of neonatal nursing : JNN, 28(1), 16–20.                                                                                                                                                                                 
Becker, E., Rodgers, R. F., & Zimmerman, E. (2022). #Body goals or #Bopo? Exposure to pregnancy and post-partum related social media images:
Effects on the body image and mood of women in the peri-pregnancy period. Body image, 42, 1–10.                                                                                                                                                                            
Rodgers, R. F., Fischer, L. E., & Zimmerman, E. (2022). Partner influences, breastfeeding, and body image and
eating concerns: An expanded biopsychosocial model. Appetite,169, 105833.

Heller Murray, E., Lewis, J., & Zimmerman, E. (2021). Non-nutritive suck and voice onset time: Examining infant oromotor coordination. PloS one, 16(4), e0250529.

K., Martens, A., & Zimmerman, E. (2022). Managing the child born preterm after hospital discharge. Speech, Language, and Hearing. 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/2050571X.2022.2117507

Rodgers, R., Hines, M., Martens, A., & Zimmerman, E. Impact of Maternal Disordered Eating on Early Infant Feeding Regulation: A Cross-sectional and Correlational Study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2021;21(1):838. doi: 10.1186/s12884-021-04317-z.

Zimmerman, E., Aguiar, A., Aung, M.T., Geiger, S.D., Hines, M., Woodbury, M.L., Martens, A., Huerta-Montanez, G., Cordero, J.F., Meeker, J., Schantz, S.L., Alshawabkeh, A.N. (2021). Examining the association between maternal prenatal stress and infant non-nutritive suck. Pediatric Research. 2021. Epub 2021/12/18. doi: 10.1038/s41390-021-01894-9. PubMed PMID: 34916626.

Hines, M., Carpenito, T., Martens, A., Iizuka, A., Aspinwall, B., Zimmerman, E. (2021). The home environment and its relation to vocalizations in the first year of life. Pediatric Medicine.

Hill, R.R., Hines, M., Martens, A., Pados, B.F., Zimmerman, E. A pilot study of non-nutritive suck measures immediately pre- and post-frenotomy in full term infants with problematic feeding. Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 2021 October. doi:

Martens, A., & Zimmerman, E. (2021). Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: New research insights on infant sucking and feeding development. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(3), 639-648.

Hines, M., Hardy, N., Martens, A., Zimmerman, E. (2021). Birth order effects on breastfeeding self-efficacy, parent report of problematic feeding and infant feeding abilities. Journal of Neonatal Nursing.

Zimmerman, E., Watkins, D. J., Huerta-Montanez, G., Rosario Pabon, Z., (2021). Associations of gestational phthalate exposure and non-nutritive suck among infants from the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) birth cohort study. Environment International, 152(680–685). PMID: 33740674

Morton, S., Honda, T., Zimmerman, E., Kirwa, K., Huerta-Montanez, G., Martens, A., Hines, M., Ondras, M., Eum, K. D., Cordero, J. F., Alshawabekeh, A., & Suh, H. H. (2021). Non-nutritive suck and airborne metal exposures among Puerto Rican infants. The Science of the total environment789, 148008. Advance online publication.

Martens, A., Hines, M., & Zimmerman, E. (2020). Changes in non-nutritive suck between 3 and 12 months. Early human development149, 105141. PMID: 32784100

Manjourides, J., Zimmerman, E., Watkins, D. J., Carpenito, T., Vélez-Vega, C. M., Huerta-Montañez, G., Rosario, Z., Ayala, I., Vergara, C., Feric, Z., Ondras, M., Suh, H. H., Gu, A. Z., Brown, P., Cordero, J. F., Meeker, J. D., & Alshawabkeh, A. (2020). Cohort profile: Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico. BMJ open10(7), e036389.

Bartolome, R., Kaneko-Tarui, T., Maron, J., & Zimmerman, E. (2020). The Utility of Speech-Language Biomarkers to Predict Oral Feeding Outcomes in the Premature Newborn. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology29(2S), 1022–1029. PMID: 32650666

Zimmerman, E., Carnaby, G., Lazarus, C. L., & Malandraki, G. A. (2020). Motor Learning, Neuroplasticity, and Strength and Skill Training: Moving From Compensation to Retraining in Behavioral Management of Dysphagia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology29(2S), 1065–1077. 

Zimmerman, E., Carpenito, T., & Martens, A. (2020). Changes in infant non-nutritive sucking throughout a suck sample at 3-months of age. PloS one15(7), e0235741. PMID: 32645061

Stroustrup, A., Bragg, J. B., Spear, E. A., Aguiar, A., Zimmerman, E., Isler, J. R., Busgang, S. A., Curtin, P. C., Gennings, C., Andra, S. S., & Arora, M. (2019). Cohort profile: the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Hospital Exposures and Long-Term Health (NICU-HEALTH) cohort, a prospective preterm birth cohort in New York City. BMJ open9(11). PMID: 31772104

Zimmerman, E., & Thompson, K. (2019). Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists’ use of mHealth: A Questionnaire Study. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, in press.

Zimmerman, E., Connaghan, K., Hoover, J., Alu, D., & Peters, J.(2019). Is Feeding the New Play? Examination of the Maternal Language and Prosody used during Infant Feeding. Infant Behavioral Development, 54 (2019), 120–132. PMID: 30743164

Zimmerman, E., & Thompson, K. (2018). The Evidence Surrounding Recent Technologies Used in Neonatal Intensive Care Units to Assess and Treat Feeding Development in Premature Infants, Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Group 13, 3 (part 4).

Zimmerman, E., Rodgers, R. F., O’Flynn, J., & Bourdeau, A. (2018). Weight-related Concerns as Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months. Journal of Human Lactation, 35(2), 285–291.

Zimmerman, E., & DeSousa, C. (2018). Social Visual Stimuli Increase Infants Suck Response. PLOS ONE, 13 (11): e0207230. PMID: 30412610

Zimmerman, E., & Rosner, A.(2018). Feeding swallowing difficulties in the first three years of life: A preterm and full-term infant comparison.  Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24, 331–335.

Zimmerman, E., Borkowski, C., Clark, S., & Brown, P. (2018). Educating Speech-Language Pathologists Working in Early Intervention on Environmental Health. BMC Medical Education, 18 (155), 1–6. PMID: 29970068

Rodgers, R. F., O’Flynn, J., Bourdeau, A., & Zimmerman, E. (2018). A Biopsychosocial Model of Body Image, Disordered Eating, and Breastfeeding among Postpartum Women. Appetite,126, 163–168. PMID: 29649515

Zimmerman, E. (2017). Do Infants Born Very Premature and Who Have Very Low Birth Weight Catch Up with Their Full Term Peers in Their Language Abilities by Early School Age? Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 61, 53–65. PMID: 29255846

Zimmerman, E., Forlano, J., & Gouldstone, A. (2017). Not All Pacifiers are Created Equal: A Mechanical Examination of Pacifiers and Their Influence on Suck Patterning. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 1202–1212. PMID: 29114844

Zimmerman, E., & Foran, M.(2017). Patterned Auditory Stimulation and Suck Dynamics in Full-Term Infants. Acta Paediatrica, 106 (5), 727–732. PMID: 28118488

Zimmerman, E., & Lau, C. (2017). The Development of the Mother-Infant Mutualism Screening Scale. Journal of Pediatrics and Mother Care, 2(1), 109–114. PMID: 28868529

Zimmerman, E. (2016). Pediatric Dysphagia: A Rise in Preterm Infants and a Need for More Formal Training for Speech-Language Pathologists. International Journal of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatal Care, 3(1), 15–20.

Zimmerman, E., & Thompson, K. (2016). A Pilot Study: The Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Cardiorespiratory Regulation in Infant Feeding. Acta Paediatrica, 105 (3), 286–91. PMID: 26613548

Zimmerman, E. & Maron, J. L. (2016). FOXP2 Gene Deletion and Infant Feeding Difficulties: A Case Report. Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, 2: a000547. PMID: 27148578

Zimmerman, E., Maki, M., & Maron, J. L. (2016). Salivary FOXP2 Gene Expression and Oral Feeding Success in Premature Infants. Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, 2: a000554. PMID: 27148579

Zimmerman, E. (2015). Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice: An Interprofessional Approach. MedEdPORTAL Publications, Available from:

Zimmerman, E., & Thompson, K. (2015). Clarifying Nipple Confusion. Journal of Perinatology, 35(11), 895–899. PMID: 26181720

Zimmerman, E. (2013). Limited Evidence Suggests That Ad Libitum or Demand/Semi Demand Feeding Allows for Earlier Hospital Discharge Compared to Scheduled Feeds for Preterm Infants. Evidenced-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 7(2), 63–67.

Zimmerman, E., Keunen, K., Norton, M., & Lahav, A. (2013). Weight Gain Velocity in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Effects of Exposure to Biological Maternal Sounds. American Journal of Perinatology, 30(10), 863–870. PMID: 23381908

Zimmerman, E., & Lahav, A. (2013). Ototoxicity in Preterm Infants: Effects of Genetics, Aminoglycosides, and Loud Environmental Noise. Journal of Perinatology, 33(1), 3–8. PMID: 22878560

Zimmerman, E., McMahon, E., Doheny, L., Levine, P., & Lahav, A. (2012). Transmission of Biological Maternal Sounds Does Not Interfere with Routine NICU Care: Assessment of Dose Variability in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Journal of Pediatric Neonatology Individual Medicine, 1(1), 73–80.

Barlow, S. M., Urish, M., Venkatesan, L., Harold, M., & Zimmerman, E. (2012). Frequency Modulation (FM) and Spatiotemporal Stability of the sCPG in Preterm Infants with RDS. International Journal of Pediatrics, 581538, 1–9. PMID: 22888359

Zimmerman, E., & Lahav, A. (2012). The Multisensory Brain and its Ability to Learn Music. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1252, 179–84. PMID: 22524357

Zimmerman, E., & Barlow, S. M. (2011). The Effects of Vestibular Stimulation Rate and Magnitude of Acceleration on Central Pattern Generation for Chest Wall Kinematics in Preterm Infants. Journal of Perinatology, 32(8), 614–20. PMID: 22157627

Poore, M., Zimmerman, E., Barlow, S. M., Wang, J., & Gu, F. (2008). Patterned Orocutaneous Therapy Improves Sucking and Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants. Acta Paediatrica, 97(7), 920–927. PMID: 18462468

Zimmerman, E., & Barlow, S. M. (2008). Pacifier Stiffness Alters the Dynamics of the Suck Central Pattern Generator. Journal of Neonatal Nursing 14(3), 79–86. PMID: 19492006 (Editor’s Choice Award)