Ph.D., University Colorado Denver; M.P.H., The George Washington University; B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
Applied epidemiology; infectious disease epidemiology; ethnography of drug use and abuse; HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, and STIs; mixed-methods research; cross-cultural research
Dr. Ferraro has 15 years of experience conducting mixed-methods research within a variety of public health settings, including nonprofits, universities, and government agencies. After completing a CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr. Ferraro has been conducting epidemiological research on infectious diseases in Lima, Peru. Her work has been published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Pediatrics. Dr. Ferraro joined Walden’s faculty in 2008, teaching courses in the Public Health doctoral and master’s programs. She also mentors and serves as University Research Reviewer (URR) for more than 50 dissertation students.