Published Articles (peer-reviewed)

Brittany J. Harrison, Tara N. Hilton​,​ Raphael N. Riviere​,​ Zachary M. Ferraro​,​ Raywat Deonandan, Mark Walker​.​ ​​​Advanced Maternal Age: Ethical and Medical Considerations for Assisted Reproductive Technology​. International Journal of Women’s Health. Accepted April 2017​

Da Silva DF, Ferraro ZM, KB Adamo, FA Machado. Running endurance training individually-guided by HRV in untrained women. J Strength Conditioning Research. Published online 2017.

E Guerin, Ferraro ZM, KB Adamo, D Prud’homme. The need to objectively measure physical activity during pregnancy: Considerations for clinical research and public health impact. Maternal Child Health. Accepted March 2017.

Roy-Lacroix ME, Moretti F, Ferraro ZM, Brosseau L, Clancy J, Fung-Kee-Fung K. A comparison of standard two-dimensional ultrasound to three-dimensional volume sonography for routine second-trimester fetal imaging. J Perinatol. 2017 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Goldfield GS, Harvey AL, Grattan KP, Temple V, Naylor PJ, Alberga AS, Ferraro ZM, Wilson S, Cameron JD, Barrowman N, Adamo KB. Effects of Child Care Intervention on Physical Activity and Body Composition. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Aug;51(2):225-31.

da Silva DF, Ferraro ZM, F Moretti, H Piccinini-Vallis, KB Adamo. The 5A’s of healthy pregnancy weight gain: possible applications in the Brazilian context to improve maternal-fetal health. Sao Paulo Medical Journal. 2016 Apr;134(2):180-1.

Manyanga T, da Silva DF, Ferraro ZM, Harvey AL, Wilson S, Ockenden HN, Adamo KB. The effects of culture on guideline discordant gestational weight gain: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev. 2015 Nov 3;4(1):145.

Brett KE, Wilson S, Ferraro ZM, Adamo KB. Self-report Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire overestimates physical activity. Can J Public Health. 2015 Apr 30;106(5):e297-302.

Molena-Fernandes C, Bersani-Amado CA, Ferraro ZM, Hintze LJ, Nardo N Jr, Cuman RK. Effects of exercise and metformin on the prevention of glucose intolerance: a comparative study. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2015 Dec;48(12):1101-8.

Ferraro ZM, F Contador, A Tawfiq, KB Adamo, L Gaudet. Gestational Weight Gain and Medical Outcomes of Pregnancy. Obstetric Medicine. September 2015 vol. 8 no. 3 133-137.

I Babic, ZM Ferraro, K Garbedian, A Oulette, CG Ball, F Moretti, A Gruslin. Intraplacental Villous Artery Resistance Indices and Identification of Placenta Mediated Diseases. Perinatology. 2015 Oct;35(10):793-8.

Brett KE, Ferraro ZM, Holcik M, Adamo KB. Placenta nutrient transport-related gene expression: the impact of maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Jun 11:1-7.

Jean-Philippe Chaput, Sean Patterson, Simon Jomphe-Tremblay, Jacynthe Lafrenière, Jessica McNeil, Zachary M. Ferraro. Reproducibility of a Food Menu to Assess Energy and Macronutrient Intake in Children and Adolescents. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Published online July 15, 2015.

R Page, ZM Ferraro, K Fung Kee Fung. The value of summer studentships to help shape undergraduate career trajectories. Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences. Published online March 20, 2015.

MF Contador, F Moretti, ZM Ferraro, G Posner, K Fung Kee Fung. An uncommon vulvar mass. Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. Published online May 8, 2015. (password to access = cjdx)

Ferraro ZM & KB Adamo. Maternal, paternal, and societal efforts are needed to ’curb’ child obesity. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2015 Apr;90(4):555. Free access to article.

S Paquette, ZM Ferraro, L Oppenheimer. The incidence of maternal artefact during intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2015;37(3):206.

Ferraro ZM, S Patterson, JP Chaput. Unhealthy weight control practices: culprits and clinical recommendations. Clinical Medicine Insights – Endocrinology & Diabetes. 2015 Feb 17;8:7-11.

Danilo Fernandes da Silva, Josiane Aparecida Alves Bianchini, Carlos Andres Lopera, Daniele Aparecida Capelato, Luzia Jaeger Hintze, Cláudia Christina Sanchez Nardo, Zachary M. Ferraro, Nelson Nardo Junior. Impact of readiness to change behavior on the effects of a multidisciplinary intervention in obese Brazilian children and adolescents. Appetite. 2014 Dec 31. pii: S0195-6663(14)00782-X.

Rachael Page, Zachary Michael Ferraro, Felipe Moretti, Karen Fung Kee Fung. Gastroschisis: Antenatal Sonographic Predictors of Adverse Neonatal Outcome. Journal of Pregnancy. Published December 23, 2014.

Kendra Elizabeth Brett, Zachary Michael Ferraro, Martin Holcik, Kristi Bree Adamo. Prenatal physical activity and diet composition affects the expression of nutrient transporters and mTOR signaling molecules in the human placenta. Placenta. 2014 Dec 4. pii: S0143-4004(14)00870-4.

G Traversy, MM Borghese, ZM Ferraro, JP Chaput. Consuming more than just stories: Does what children watch on TV while eating influence how much they eat? The Open Obesity Journal. 2014 (6) 65-69.

Gaudet L, ZM Ferraro, SW Wen, M Walker. Maternal obesity and risk of fetal overgrowth: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BioMed Research International – Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014:640291. Epub 2014 Dec 7, 2014.

Chaput JP, ZM Ferraro, D Prud’homme, AM Sharma. Widespread misconceptions about obesityCanadian Family Physician. 2014 Nov;60(11):973-5.

Chaput JP, ZM Ferraro, D Prud’homme, AM Sharma. Mythes largement répandus à propos de l’obésitéCanadian Family Physician. 2014 Nov;60(11):981-984.

KE Brett, ZM Ferraro, J Yockell-Lelievre, A Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal-fetal nutrient transport in pregnancy pathologies: The role of the placenta. International Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014, 15, 16153-16185.

Christina Ly, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Zachary M. Ferraro, Jonathan Ferrier, John T. Arnason, A Gruslin. The effects of dietary polyphenols on reproductive health and early development. Human Reproduction Updates. November 5, 2014. Epub ahead of print

S Paquette, F Moretti, K O’Reilly, ZM Ferraro, L Oppenheimer. The incidence of maternal artefact during intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2014; 36(11):962-968.

F Moretti, M Merziotis, ZM Ferraro, L Oppenheimer, K Fung Kee Fung. The importance of a first trimester placental sonogram in patients at risk of abnormal placentation. Case reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. June 1, 2014.

Saunders T, C Gray, M Borghese, A McFarlane, A Mbonu, ZM Ferraro, , MS Tremblay. Validity of SC-Step Rx pedometer-derived moderate and vigorous physical activity during treadmill walking and running in a heterogeneous sample of children and youth. BMC Public Health. 2014. May 28;14(1):519.

Adamo KB, GX Shen, M Mottola, S Nascimento, S Jean-Philippe, ZM Ferraro, K Nerenberg,  G Smith, R Chadri, L Gaudet, H Piccinini-Vallis, S McDonald, S Atkinson, A Godbout, J Robitaille, ST Davidge, A Gruslin, D Prud’homme, D Stacey, M Rossiter, GS Goldfield, J Dodd. Obesity Prevention from Conception: a workshop to guide the development of a pan Canadian trial targeting the gestational period. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights. 2014: 7 7-18.

KB. Adamo, SL. Wilson, ZM. Ferraro, GS. Goldfield, S Hadjiyannakis, É Doucet. Appetite signaling proteins, glucose and appetite sensations in obese adolescents with and without binge eating tendencies. ISRN Obesity. March 11, 2014.

Ferraro ZM, JP Chaput, A Gruslin, KB Adamo. The potential value of sleep hygiene for a healthy pregnancy – a brief reviewISRN Family Medicine. February 17, 2014.

Ferraro ZMQ Qiu, A Gruslin, KB Adamo. Excessive gestational weight gain and pregravid obesity contribute to augmented expression of maternal insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3. International Journal of Women’s Health. 2013 Oct 2;5:657-65.

Ferraro ZM, Boehm K, L Gaudet, KB Adamo. Counseling about gestational weight gain and healthy lifestyle during pregnancy:  Canadian maternity care providers’ self-evaluationInternational Journal of Women’s Health. 2013:5 629-636.

K Belanger, P Breithaupt, ZM Ferraro, N. Barrowman, J Rutherford, S Hadjiyannakis, RC Colley, KB Adamo. Do obese children perceive maximal and sub-maximal exertion differently? Clinical Medicine Insights – Pediatrics. 2013:7 35-40.

Goldfield GS, L Dowler, M Walker, JD Cameron, E Doucet, ZM Ferraro, KB Adamo. Are dopamine-related genotypes risk factors for excessive gestational weight gain? International Journal of Women’s Health. 2013:5 253-259.

Adamo KB, Ferraro ZM, Keely E, Goldfield G, Hadjiyannakis S, Jean-Philippe S, Walker M. The maternal obesity management (MOM) trial protocol: a lifestyle intervention during pregnancy to minimize downstream obesityContemporary Clinical Trials. 2013; 35: 87-96.

Tessier D, ZM Ferraro, A Gruslin. Leptin’s role during pregnancy and the consequences of maternal obesityPlacenta. 2013; 34(3): 205-211.

Ferraro ZM. An examination of maternal contributors and potential modifiers of fetal growth in pregnancyApplied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 2013; 38(3): 360.

Ferraro ZM, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. An active pregnancy for fetal wellbeing? The value of active living for most womenBritish Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012 August:1-2 online. 2013;47:813-814.

Adamo KB, Ferraro ZM, Brett KE. Pregnancy is a critical period for prevention of obesity and cardiometabolic risk. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2012 June; 36(3):133-141.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Characterization of the insulin-like growth factor axis at term in pregnancies complicated by maternal obesityHuman Reproduction. 2012 Aug;27(8):2467-75.

Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) position stand working group. Standardized use of the terms “sedentary” and “sedentary behaviours”. (2012) Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 37: 540–542. (member of SBRN & signatory on this letter)

Adamo KB, Ferraro ZM, Brett KE. Can we modify the intrauterine environment to halt the intergenerational cycle of obesity? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2012; 9(4): 1263-1307.

Ferraro ZM, N. Barrowman D. Prud’homme, MW. Walker, M. Rodger, SW. Wen, KB. Adamo. Excessive gestational weight gain predicts large for gestational age neonates independent of maternal body mass indexJournal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2012;25(5):538-542.

Anita Mofidi, Zachary M Ferraro, Katherine A Stewart, Hilary Tulk, Alison M Duncan, Lindsay E Robinson and Terry E Graham. The acute impact of ingestion of sourdough and whole-grain breads on blood glucose, insulin and incretins in overweight and obese menJournal of Nutrition and Metabolism.2012:184710. Epub Feb 28.

Ferraro ZM, L. Gaudet, K. Adamo. The Potential Impact of Physical Activity During Pregnancy on Maternal and Neonatal OutcomesObstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 2012 Feb;67(2):99-110.

Ferraro ZM, Rutherford J, Keely EJ, Dubois L and Adamo KB.  An assessment of patient information channels and knowledge of physical activity and nutrition during pregnancyObstetric Medicine.2011 4(2): 59–65.

Ferraro ZM and Adamo KB. Pediatric Obesity: Time for prevention before conception. Clinical Medicine: Pediatrics (Obesity- special issue).2008 (2) 37-46.

Published Abstracts (peer-reviewed)

Klein M, Shearer JE, Mohammad SM, Ferraro ZM, Holcik MH, Bainbridge SB, Adamo KB. Second trimester serum metabolomic profiles can predict excessive gestational weight gain. J Developmental Origins Adult Health Disease. June 2017.

Denize KM., Archarya N., Ferraro ZM., Harvey ALJ., Adamo KB. The effects of culture on guideline discordant gestational weight gain: A systematic review. Canadian Obesity Summit, Calgary, Alberta. April 26-28, 2017. Canadian Journal of Diabetes April 2017.

​ALJ Harvey, ZM Ferraro, GS Goldfield, EJ Keely, M Walker, NJ Barrowman, KB Adamo. Moderate to vigorous physical activity during pregnancy influences offspring growth. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) October 12, 2016 Victoria, British Columbia. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. Vol. 41, 2016 p s360-1.

Maisoon Al Mugbel, ZM. Ferraro, Rachael Page, Nasser Al Abbad, Tinghua Zhang, Nathalie Lepage, Karen Fung Kee Fung. First trimester nuchal translucency in twin pregnancy as a predictor of birth weight discordance. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015;(Suppl. 1): 1-389.

Maisoon Al Mugbel, ZM. Ferraro, Rachael Page, Nasser Al Abbad, Tinghua Zhang, Nathalie Lepage, Karen Fung Kee Fung. First trimester crown-rump length in twin pregnancy as a predictor of birth weight discordance. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015;(Suppl. 1): 1-389.

F. Moretti, A. Meija, ZM. Ferraro, T. Zhang, J. Brown-Broderick, T. Le, K. Fung Kee Fung. A comparison of Risk of Malignancy Index (RMI-2) with subjective sonographic assessment of adnexal masses. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015;(Suppl. 1): 1-389.

F. Moretti, A. Meija, ZM. Ferraro, T. Zhang, J. Brown-Broderick, G. Jones, T. Le, K. Fung Kee Fung. A preliminary comparison of the IOTA Simple Rules with the Risk of Malignancy index RMI-2 for the evaluation of adnexal masses within a Canadian tertiary care centre. 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Montreal, Canada. October 11-14, 2015. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015; XX (Suppl. 1): 1-389.

Ferraro ZM, Page R, Zhang T, Al-Mugbel M, Fung-Kee-Fung K. Maternal overweight and obesity are not associated with birth weight discordance in twin pregnancies. Obesity Facts 2015; 8 (Suppl. 1): 112. European Congress on Obesity, Prague, Czech Republic, May 6-9.

Ferraro ZM, S Atkinson, K Nerenberg, R Bell, K Adamo, L Gaudet. Intergenerational Determinants of Obesity: From Programming to Parenting. Can J Diabetes 39 (2015) S10-S16. Invited workshop at the 4th Canadian Obesity Summit. Toronto, ON. April 28 – May 2, 2015.

Ferraro ZM & K Adamo. Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain: Moving Towards the Next Generation of Smart Moms. Can J Diabetes 39 (2015) S21-S22. The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit. Toronto, ON. April 28 – May 2, 2015.

Adamo KB, Wilson S, Brett KE, Ferraro ZM, Nerenberg K, Goldfield G, Keely E, Hadjiyannakis S, Walker M. The Maternal Obesity Management (MOM) Pilot RCT: A Prenatal Lifestyle Intervention. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, USA. November 2-7, 2014. Obesity Supplement.

Ferraro ZM, Wilson S, Brett KE, Nerenberg K, Goldfield G, Hadjiyannakis S, Walker M, Adamo KB. The timing of gestational weight gain & infant adiposity in the Maternal Obesity Management (MOM) Trial. The Obesity SocietyAnnual Scientific Meeting. Boston, USA. November 2-7, 2014. Obesity Supplement.

Ferraro ZM, S Wilson, KE Brett, K Nerenberg, G Goldfield, E Keely, KB Adamo. Associations between objectively measured physical activity, sedentary time and maternal social support and depression indices. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. St. John’s, Newfoundland. October 22-25, 2014. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2014, 39:(S1), S1 – S48.

KE Brett, ZM Ferraro, S Wilson, H Ockenden, K Nerenberg, G Goldfield, E Keely, KB Adamo. Associations between objectively measured physical activity, pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. St. John’s, Newfoundland. October 22-25, 2014. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2014, 39:(S1), S1 – S48.

KE Brett, S Wilson, ZM Ferraro, KB Adamo. Self-report questionnaire overestimates physical activity in pregnancy. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. St. John’s, Newfoundland. October 22-25, 2014. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2014, 39:(S1), S1 – S48.

S Al Shamrani, F Moretti, ZM Ferraro, ME Roy-Lacroix, K Fung-Kee-Fung. Second trimester fetal biometric measures: Concordance between 2D and 3D technologies. 24th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Barcelona, Spain. September 14-17, 2014. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014; 44 (Suppl. 1): 1-389.

F Moretti, ZM Ferraro, ME Roy-Lacroix, K Fung-Kee-Fung. Biometric assessment of the fetal cerebellum vermis in the second trimester using 3D ultrasonography. World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Barcelona, Spain. September 14-17, 2014. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014; 44 (Suppl. 1): 1-389.

ME Roy-Lacroix, ZM Ferraro, J Greville, K Fung-Kee-Fung Ergonomic assessment of 2D vs. 3D ultrasound for obstetric imaging using validated Strain Index (SI) and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) analyses. World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Barcelona, Spain. September 14-17, 2014. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014; 44 (Suppl. 1): 1-389.

Saunders T, C Gray, M Borghese, A McFarlane, A Mbonu, ZM Ferraro, , MS Tremblay. Validity of SC-Step Rx pedometer-derived moderate and vigorous physical activity during treadmill walking and running in a heterogeneous sample of children and youth. Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children. Toronto, Ontario May 19-22, 2014. 2014. J Physical Activity & Health 11(Supp 1), S126 – S198.

ZM Ferraro, N Barrowman, D Prud’homme, M Walker, SW Wen, M Rodger, KB Adamo. Gestational weight gain: A comparison of the SOGC and IOM guidelines for patients with obesity. Society for Gynecological Investigation Annual Scientific Meeting. Florence, Italy. March 26-29, 2014. Reproductive Sciences. March 2014 volume 21, No. 3 supplement page 197A.

Ferraro ZM. An overview of maternal obesity, excessive gestational weight gain and the maternal-fetal insulin-like growth factor axis. Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa (accepted). Award winning abstract for Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Ottawa Chapter research day
 
Adamo KB, ZM Ferraro, H Piccinini-Vallis, L Gaudet, A Gruslin, C Rueda-Clausen, R Bell. Obesity and Fetal Programming: How important is 9 months anyway? Preconference symposium at the  Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of DiabetesApril 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S217-S289.

Ferraro ZM, KE. Brett, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal lipid metabolism correlates with surrogate markers of insulin-like growth factor bioavailability in maternal and umbilical cord serum. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of Diabetes April 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S267-S289. 

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity and excessive weight gain alter the maternal-fetal insulin-like growth factor axis: An overview. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of Diabetes April 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S267- S289.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity and excessive weight gain augment expression of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of Diabetes April 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S267-S289.

Ferraro ZM, Boehm K, L Gaudet, KB Adamo. Counseling about gestational weight gain and healthy lifestyle during pregnancy: Canadian maternity care providers’ self-evaluation. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of DiabetesApril 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S267-S289.

KE Brett, D Tessier, ZM Ferraro, A Gruslin,KB Adamo. The Characterization of Fatty Acid Transport Protein 4 in Third Trimester Placentas from Lean and Obese Pregnancies. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of Diabetes April 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S260-S289.

K Belanger, P Breithaupt, ZM Ferraro, N. Barrowman, J Rutherford, S Hadjiyannakis, RC Colley, KB Adamo. Do obese children perceive maximal and sub-maximal exertion differently? Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of DiabetesApril 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S267-S289.

SL. Wilson , KB. Adamo, ZM. Ferraro, GS. Goldfield, S Hadjiyannakis, É Doucet. Appetite signaling proteins, glucose and appetite sensations in obese adolescents with and without binge eating tendencies. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013.Canadian Journal of Diabetes April 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S267-S289.

S Jean-Philippe, KB Adamo, SL Wilson, ZM Ferraro, I Strychar, Gary Goldfield. Weight gain attitudes in pregnancy in nulli- and multiparous women. Canadian Obesity Network’s 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit. Vancouver, BC. May 1-4, 2013. Canadian Journal of Diabetes April 2013 volume 37 supplement 2 page S267-S289.

KE Brett, D Tessier, ZM Ferraro, A Gruslin, KB Adamo. Characterization of the insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 (IGFBP-4) in third trimester placentas from lean and obese pregnancies. The 7thAnnual Diabetes In Pregnancy Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy. Florence, Italy. March 13-16, 2013.
 
GS. Goldfield, A. Harvey, K. Grattan, R. Colley, AS. Alberga, ZM. Ferraro, VA. Temple, PJ. Naylor, N. Barrowman, KB. Adamo. The Preschoolers Activity Trial (PAT): A Randomized Controlled Trial of Physical Activity Intervention in the Early Years. Archives of Disease in Childhood. October 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Umbilical cord serum insulin−like growth factor binding protein−4 expression is decreased in normoglycemic obese pregnant women at term. Reproductive Sciences. 19(3) supplement. March 2012.

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Maternal obesity is associated with increased activators of MAPK/ERK signaling in fetal circulation. Obesity (19) S89. 2011. 

Ferraro ZM, Q. Qiu, A. Gruslin, KB. Adamo. Expression of bioavailable insulin-like growth factor-1 in mothers who are obese and their neonates. Applied Physiology Nutrition & Metabolism. (36) S316. 2011. 

Ferraro ZM, D. Prud’homme, N. Barrowman, M.W. Walker, M. Rodger, S.W. Wen, K.B. Adamo. Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain as a predictor of large neonates: Support for obstetrical weight management? Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 35(2):146. 2011.

Adamo, K.B., ZM. Ferraro, J. Rutherford, E. Keely, M. Walker, G. Goldfield, S. Hadjiyannakis, and N. Barrowman. The maternal obesity management (MOM) trial: a lifestyle intervention during pregnancy to minimize downstream obesity. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 35(suppl.1): S2. 2010. 

Ferraro ZM, Rutherford J, Keely EJ, Dubois L and Adamo KB. Prenatal Lifestyle Intervention- Are women willing to participate? Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 34:2, 278. 2009. 

Ferraro ZM, Prud’homme D and Adamo KB. Exploring maternal obesity and the intrauterine environment- Can attenuation of gestational weight gain through a lifestyle intervention reverse the programming of pediatric obesity? Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 34(2), 277-278. 2009.

Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

Kristi B Adamo, Sonia Jean-Philippe, Shanna Wilson, Zachary M Ferraro, Irene Strychar, Kara Nerenberg, Gary      Goldfield. Body Image and Weight Gain Attitudes During Pregnancy in Weight Gain: Women’s Attitudes, Health Implications and Psychological Challenges. Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York, 2013. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=38342

Publications (non-peer-reviewed)

ZM Ferraro. From PhD to MD: The value of a postdoctoral fellowship in undergraduate medical education. University of Ottawa Postdoctoral Association Newsletter, volume 2, June 2015.

ZM Ferraro. The dual role of neighbourhood safety and the built environment in promoting childhood activity. Active Healthy Kids Canada. Canada’s Annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. January 2015.

ZM Ferraro. An active pregnancy may promote lifelong activity engagement in children. Active Healthy Kids Canada. Canada’s Annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. May 2014.

ZM Ferraro. Lifecourse strategies to help prevent and manage childhood obesity: Survey findings and workshop synopsis. Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario via The Carlington Community Health Centre. Ottawa, ON. January 2014.

ZM Ferraro. Exercise and Pregnancy for Elite Athletes: Current Evidence and Training Recommendations. Own the Podium – Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC). Ottawa, Ontario. Winter 2014 pages 20-25.

ZM Ferraro and Adamo KB. Obesity in the preconception and pregnancy– A guide for service providers. Best Start Resource Centre – Health Nexus (2013). Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Adamo KB and ZM Ferraro. Relationship Between Obese Moms and Kids – epigenetics, home environment or both? Nutrition Remarks, 2013.

ZM Ferraro. The beneficial nature of free play: a national campaign to increase childhood physical activity. Active Healthy Kids Canada. Canada’s Annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, 2013.

ZM Ferraro, D Tessier, A Gruslin. Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain: Translating evidence from bench to bedside. For the Canadian Foundation of Women’s Health. July, 17, 2012.

ZM Ferraro. Power of prevention in the early years. Hospital News – Canada’s Healthcare newspaper. June 15, 2012.

Ottawa Public Health. “Healthy Eating, active living and healthy weights” 2012. Report Editor and reviewer 

ZM Ferraro. Natural (re)connections: how outdoor play and community greenness improve childhood physical activity levels. Active Healthy Kids Canada. Canada’s Annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (Nature and physical activity section), 2012.

ZM Ferraro. Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program, Perinatal Perspectives summer newsletter ‘Maternal Obesity Management’ invited editorial, June 2011.

ZM Ferraro. School Equipment and Injuries. Active Healthy Kids Canada. Canada’s Annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (School infrastructure and equipment section), 2011.

KB Adamo and ZM Ferraro. Healthy active moms, healthy active kids. Active Healthy Kids Canada. Canada’s Annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (Maternal-fetal health section), 2010.