About

Dr. Erin P. Ferranti is a public health nurse and cardiometabolic nurse researcher and educator whose program of research is focused on identifying the role of the gut microbiome and effective dietary strategies to mitigate cardiometabolic risk burden in women of childbearing age who have had cardiometabolic complications during pregnancy.

Areas of Expertise

Maternal Cardiometabolic Health

Dietary Patterns and Gut Microbiome

Publications

Teaching

Dr. Ferranti is passionate about engaging students in public health practice. She co-coordinates the undergraduate Population Health course.

Research

Dr. Erin Ferranti is a cardiometabolic nurse researcher whose program of research is focused on identifying the role of the gut microbiome and effective dietary strategies to mitigate cardiometabolic risk burden in women of childbearing age who have had cardiometabolic complications during pregnancy. She is a current BIRCWH K12 scholar with her project, entitled “Microbiome, Diet and Persistence of Cardiometabolic Dysregulation in African American Postpartum Women”. With this study she is examining the mechanistic determinants of within-race variability for the persistence of cardiometabolic dysregulation in the postpartum timeframe in women who had gestational diabetes and/or hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Dr. Ferranti is alsocompleting an Emory HERCULES pilot project investigating the metabolic pathways and multi-dimensional relationships among environmental exposures, the microbiome, and the metabolome to understand mechanis tic pathways to preterm birth.

Awards