Book & Chapters

Zimmerman, A. Medicine, Power, and the Law: Exploring a Pipeline to Injustice. July 28, 2022. Ethics International Press: Cambridge, UK.

Zimmerman, A., “Medicalization’s Opportunity Costs: A Critique of Societal Acceptance of ADHD”, Deconstructing ADHD: Mental Disorder or Social Construct?, edited by Eric Maisel. Ethics International Press: Cambridge, UK, 2023 (anticipated release). Link here.

Zimmerman, A., “Vigilante Grocers: Temperature Screening Ethics”, The COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethical Challenges and Considerations, edited by Eleftheria Egel and Cheryl Patton. Ethics International Press: Cambridge, UK, 2022. Link here.

Morrissey, MB, Zimmerman, A, and Lively, CP, “Radicalizing Aging Theory for a Participatory Democracy: Critical Reflective Praxis of Phenomenology As Enacted Activism,” Routledge International Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology edited by Brent D. Slife, Stephen C. Yanchar, and Frank C. Richardson (Routledge, 2022). Link here.

American Journal of Bioethics Blog

Zimmerman, A. “Barcode Me,” American Journal of Bioethics Blog, June 3, 2021.

Zimmerman, A. “On the Wrong Track: The Societal Risks of Ending Religious Exemptions,” American Journal of Bioethics Blog, April 29, 2021.

Zimmerman, A. “Patriotism, Rights, and Vaccination, American Journal of Bioethics Blog, April 2, 2021.

Zimmerman, A. “COVID-19 and an Outbreak of Civil Unrest,” American Journal of Bioethics Blog, June 2, 2020.

Café Bioethics

Zimmerman, A. “No New Crimes: COVID-19 Social Distancing Failures Should Not Be Punishable by Law,” Café Bioethics, July 13, 2020.

New York City Bar Association

Zimmerman, A. and Morrissey, M. (primary drafters), “Call for Measures to Ensure Health, Human Rights and Public Health Protections for Detained Immigrant Women,” Committee Report, New York City Bar Association, February 23, 2021.

Archived Works in Columbia Academic Commons

Zimmerman, A. “Opting Out: The Importance of Parental Informed Refusals,” Report, Archived June 2021, Columbia University.  

Zimmerman, A. “Reframing the Healthcare Debate: Targeted Problems and Solutions,” Master’s Thesis, Archived April 2020, Columbia University.

Zimmerman, A. “Constitutional Essentials: Harnessing Public Reason to Prevent Government Intrusion on Abortion Rights,” Report, Spring, 2019, Archived May 2020, Columbia University.

Zimmerman, A. “Toward a Civilized Vaccination Discussion: Abandoning the False Assumption that Scientific Goals Are Shared by All,” Report, May 2020, Revised and Archived, February 2021, Columbia University.

Voices in Bioethics Columbia University

Zimmerman, A. “Religious Exemptions: Application of Employment Division v. Smith to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 7, Nov. 2021, doi:10.52214/vib.v7i.8814.

Zimmerman, A. “The Trauma of Disregard: Doing Justice to Parental Healthcare Values in Conflicts in Pediatric Medical Care”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 7, Oct. 2021, doi:10.52214/vib.v7i.8810.

Zimmerman, A. “Weeding Out Disingenuous Emergency Orders: A Consistent Ethical Justification to Determine Whether to Apply Jacobson V. Massachusetts’ Deferential Approach or the Tiered Scrutiny That Would Apply Absent an Emergency”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 7, Mar. 2021, doi:10.7916/vib.v7i.8037.

Zimmerman, A. “Public Policy Through the Lens of Necessity: Post-Death Organ Donation”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 7, Jan. 2021, doi:10.7916/vib.v7i.7859.

Zimmerman, A. ““Salvage” over ‘Demolition’: Saving the ACA Post Ruth Bader Ginsburg”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, Sept. 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.7094.

Zimmerman, A. “The California Gig Economy Law: Just How Far Will Employers Go to Avoid Providing Health Insurance?”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, Sept. 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.6961.

Zimmerman, A. “Federal Troops in the Portland, Oregon Protests: Race, Authoritarianism, and a Posse Comitatus Act Violation”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, July 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.6765.

Zimmerman, A. “A Reflection on Voices in Bioethics, COVID-19, and a New Website”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, July 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.6662.

Zimmerman, A. “Economics and the Value of Human Life: The Priority Narrative in Public Health Ignores Secondary Health Effects Influenced by the Economy”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, June 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.6430.

Zimmerman, A. “Vigilante Grocers: Is Temperature Screening of Customers by Retailers an Ethical and Valuable Restriction on Privacy and Freedom?”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, Apr. 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.5833.

Zimmerman, A. “At the Intersection of Public and Private Morality: An Ethical Framework for Aggressive COVID-19 Policies”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, Apr. 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.5892.

Zimmerman, A. “The Precautionary Principle in Mask-Wearing: When Waiting for Explicit Scientific Evidence Is Unwise”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, Mar. 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.5896.

Zimmerman, A. “It Could Happen Again: Reducing Comorbidity as a Tactic for Long Term Preparation for Novel Viruses”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, Mar. 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.5900.

Zimmerman, A. “Marketing Madness: The Disingenuous Use of Free Speech by Big Data and Big Pharma to the Detriment of Medical Data Privacy”. Voices in Bioethics, vol. 6, Mar. 2020, doi:10.7916/vib.v6i.5901.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Informed Consent in the Age of Big Data | RSA Conference

Negotiating the Ins and Outs of Parenting a Cancer Patient – Voices in Bioethics Podcast (