College of Health Sciences
Aimee Ferraro has over 20 years of experience conducting inter-disciplinary and mixed-methods research in a variety of public health settings. She holds a dual B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.H. from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences from University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Ferraro joined Walden University’s faculty in 2008 and became Senior Core Faculty in 2018, teaching courses in Epidemiology, SPSS, and Biostatistics and supervising dissertation research in the Public Health doctoral and master’s programs. Professionally, she has worked as an ethnographer and applied epidemiologist on studies related to drug use, HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis C. After completing a CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr. Ferraro has been conducting research on infectious and vector-borne diseases internationally. In 2017, she was awarded the Research and Applications in Social Change Grant and named a Fellow of Walden’s Center for Social Change for her study about the socio-ecological factors impacting Zika virus transmission in shantytowns of Lima, Peru. Dr. Ferraro’s work has been published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Pediatrics, International Health, and Vaccines. She is also a regular contributor to Spotlight on Walden, sharing her thoughts on social change and current events in public health.