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Rebecca A. Simmons, MD

Attending Neonatologist

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Original Papers


Simmons RA: Preclampsia and prematurity as precursors to adolescent obesity. J Pediatr 162: 889-890, 2013.

Simmons RA: Programming of DNA methylation in type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia 56: 947-948, 2013. Invited commentary.


Pinney SE, Simmons R: Metabolic programming, epigenetics, and gestational diabetes mellitus. Curr Diab Rep 12: 67-74, 2012.

Simmons RA: Developmental Origins of Diabetes: The Role of Oxidative Stress. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 26: 701-708, 2012, NIHMS 375424.


Simmons RA: Abnormalities of Fetal Growth in Avery's Diseases of the Newborn.Avery's Diseases of the Newborn. SU Devaskar, CA Gleason (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: 51-59, 2011.

Simmons RA: Cell glucose transport and glucose handling during fetal and neonatal development. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology Fourth Edition. R Poin, W Fox, S Abman (eds.). Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: 560-568, 2011.

Simmons R: Epigenetics and maternal nutrition: nature v. nurture. Proc Nutri Soc 70: 73-81, 2011.

French HM, Simmons RA: Infant of a Diabetic Mother in Rudolph's Pediatrics, 22nd edition. Rudolph's Pediatrics. C Rudoloh, G Lister, A Gershon, L First, A Rudolph (eds.). McGraw-Hill, New York, 2011.


Sen S, Simmons RA. Maternal Antioxidant Supplementation Prevents Adiposity in the Offspring of Western diet-fed Dams. Diabetes. Epub 2010 Sep 7.  Read the abstract.

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