Rose T. Zimering, PhD

Voluntary Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

150 S Huntington Avenue


Dr. Zimering is the Director, Mental Health Outpatient Services at VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Zimering received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University. Her research interests are in risk and resilience following traumatic exposure and her current NIMH funded research examines development of PTSD and substance use in firefighters. Additional research interests include assessment of secondary or indirect trauma exposure and developing behavioral health programs for emergency responders.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • State University of New York at Binghamton, PhD
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, MA
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS


  • Published on 6/10/2021

    Pennington ML, Cardenas M, Nesbitt K, Coe E, Kimbrel NA, Zimering RT, Gulliver SB. Career versus volunteer firefighters: Differences in perceived availability and barriers to behavioral health care. Psychol Serv. 2022 Aug; 19(3):502-507. PMID: 34110869.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Gulliver SB, Zimering RT, Knight J, Morissette SB, Kamholz BW, Pennington ML, Dobani F, Carpenter TP, Kimbrel NA, Keane TM, Meyer EC. A prospective study of firefighters' PTSD and depression symptoms: The first 3 years of service. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Jan; 13(1):44-55. PMID: 33382330.

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  • Published on 11/28/2020

    Meyer EC, Zimering RT, Knight J, Morissette SB, Kamholz BW, Coe E, Carpenter TP, Keane TM, Kimbrel NA, Gulliver SB. Negative Emotionality Interacts with Trauma Exposure to Prospectively Predict Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms During Firefighters' First 3 Years of Service. J Trauma Stress. 2021 04; 34(2):333-344. PMID: 33247974.

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  • Published on 12/31/2019

    Gulliver SB, Zimering RT, Dobani F, Pennington ML, Morissette SB, Kamholz BW, Knight JA, Keane TM, Kimbrel NA, Carpenter TP, Meyer EC. Alcohol use and mental health symptoms in female firefighter recruits. Occup Med (Lond). 2019 Dec 31; 69(8-9):625-631. PMID: 32025738.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Gulliver SB, Zimering R, Knight J, Morissette S, Kamholz B, Meyer E, Keane T, Pennington M, Denman T, Carpenter T, Kimbrel N. Tobacco and alcohol use among firefighters during their first 3 years of service. Psychol Addict Behav. 2018 05; 32(3):255-263. PMID: 29771556.

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  • Published on 1/25/2018

    Gulliver SB, Pennington ML, Torres VA, Steffen LE, Mardikar A, Leto F, Ostiguy W, Zimering RT, Kimbrel NA. Behavioral health programs in fire service: Surveying access and preferences. Psychol Serv. 2019 May; 16(2):340-345. PMID: 29369659.

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  • Published on 12/10/2017

    Pennington ML, Carpenter TP, Synett SJ, Torres VA, Teague J, Morissette SB, Knight J, Kamholz BW, Keane TM, Zimering RT, Gulliver SB. The Influence of Exposure to Natural Disasters on Depression and PTSD Symptoms among Firefighters. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2018 Feb; 33(1):102-108. PMID: 29223176.

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  • Published on 6/3/2015

    Kimbrel NA, Flynn EJ, Carpenter GS, Cammarata CM, Leto F, Ostiguy WJ, Kamholz BW, Zimering RT, Gulliver SB. Internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and predictive validity for a Likert-based version of the Sources of occupational stress-14 (SOOS-14) scale. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Aug 30; 228(3):961-2. PMID: 26073282.

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  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Carpenter GS, Carpenter TP, Kimbrel NA, Flynn EJ, Pennington ML, Cammarata C, Zimering RT, Kamholz BW, Gulliver SB. Social support, stress, and suicidal ideation in professional firefighters. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Mar; 39(2):191-6. PMID: 25564831.

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  • Published on 9/27/2012

    VanderVeen JW, Gulliver SB, Morissette SB, Kruse MI, Kamholz BW, Zimering RT, Knight J, Keane TM. Differences in drinking patterns, occupational stress, and exposure to potentially traumatic events among firefighters: predictors of smoking relapse. Am J Addict. 2012 Nov-Dec; 21(6):550-4. PMID: 23082834.

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