Aimee Ferraro has over 20 years of experience in public health, with specialization in applied epidemiology and social determinants of health. 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 the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Ferraro joined Walden University’s faculty in 2008, became Senior Core Faculty in 2018, and was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award for the School of Health Sciences in 2019. Dr. Ferraro teaches courses in Epidemiology, SPSS, Biostatistics and Applied Research in addition to mentoring doctoral study research in the DrPH and PhD in Public Health programs. She was selected for the inaugural cohort of the National League for Nursing/Walden University Social Determinants of Health and Social Change Leadership Academy.
Professionally, Dr. Ferraro has worked as an ethnographer and applied epidemiologist on studies related to drug use, HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C, Zika and COVID-19. 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. In 2020, Dr. Ferraro received a Faculty Research Initiative Grant to support a study on the life of Peruvians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work has been published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Pediatrics, International Health, and Vaccines.
PUBH 6033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data
PUBH 6032 - SPSS Revealed
PUBH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health
PUBH 6145 - Epidemiology
PhD, University of Colorado at Denver
MPH, George Washington University School of Public Health
BS, Johns Hopkins University