Dina Ferranti received her BSN degree from Northeastern University. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Miami. Her background is in public health nursing and she is passionate about working with individuals and communities experiencing health disparities. Currently, she is assisting with a study that aims to instill health promoting behaviors among pregnant mothers and another study assessing the health education needs of victims of intimate partner violence. Also, she has the pleasure of assisting with Hialeah Healthy Families, a community program funded by the Florida Blue Foundation that is working towards combatting the epidemic of childhood obesity. For her dissertation research, she would like to better understand the interrelationship between the built environment and culture in influencing health, specifically in regards to obesity.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Community/Public Health
Dissertation: The influence of the built environment and culture on weight status among Hispanics