Mary Jane Ferraro, PhD, MPH

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Mary Jane Ferraro, PhD, MPH

Pathologist
Subspecialty Head, Microbiology Laboratories
Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Pathology and Medicine
Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

Research Interests

Methods for early, direct detection of microorganisms in clinical specimens; automation of diagnostic methods in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory; utilization and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic tests in Clinical Microbiology; development and validation of new approaches to antimicrobial susceptibility testing; and in vitro susceptibility studies of new antimicrobial agents.

Publications

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Biography

Mary Jane Ferraro, PhD, MPH is the Subspecialty Head of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. 

 

Dr. Ferraro received her Ph.D. degree from Boston University School of Medicine (Medical Sciences), and her M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health where she was the recipient of a USPHS training grant designed to train directors of large infectious disease laboratories. 

A Member of the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing since 1990, she served as the Chairholder of that Subcommittee from 1997 until 2002.  From 2003 until 2012, she was served as Chairholder or Vice-Chairholder of the CLSI Area Committee on Microbiology, the parent Committee for all 14 national CLSI subcommittees on Microbiology procedures and Susceptibility Testing. She is currently a member of the Diagnostics Policy Task Force for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Dr. Ferraro is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America and has served as Councilor and Program Chair for Division C of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). 

Her clinical and laboratory research includes studies on the development and validation of new approaches to antimicrobial susceptibility testing, methods for early, direct detection of microorganisms in clinical specimens, and appropriate utilization and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic tests in microbiology. She is the author of over 120 publications in scientific journals, as well as numerous textbook chapters and reviews articles.  She has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and served as Co-editor of the Clinical Microbiology Newsletter and Section Editor for the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology.

Dr. Ferraro received her PhD degree from Boston University School of Medicine (Medical Sciences), and her MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health where she was the recipient of a USPHS training grant designed to train directors of large infectious disease laboratories. 

A Member of the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing since 1990, she served as the Chairholder of that Subcommittee from 1997 until 2002.  From 2003 until 2012, she was served as Chairholder or Vice-Chairholder of the CLSI Area Committee on Microbiology, the parent Committee for all 14 national CLSI subcommittees on Microbiology procedures and Susceptibility Testing. She is currently a member of the Diagnostics Policy Task Force for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Dr. Ferraro is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America and has served as Councilor and Program Chair for Division C of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). 

Her clinical and laboratory research includes studies on the development and validation of new approaches to antimicrobial susceptibility testing, methods for early, direct detection of microorganisms in clinical specimens, and appropriate utilization and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic tests in microbiology. She is the author of over 120 publications in scientific journals, as well as numerous textbook chapters and reviews articles.  She has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and served as Co-editor of the Clinical Microbiology Newsletter and Section Editor for the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology.

Contact

Microbiology Laboratory
Gray/Bigelow Building, Mailstop: GRB 526
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Fax: 617-726-5957
E-mail: mferraro@partners.org