Ms. Ferretti is a Masters level Clinician and Clinical
Research Associate at the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine with Eric
Hollander, MD. Formerly, she served as
the Research Coordinator for the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia. Ms. Ferretti
has been working in research for over seven years, and is experienced in
working with both adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Ms. Ferretti received her B.S. from Cornell University
in 2006, and her M.S. in Neuroscience and Education from the Teachers College
of Columbia University in 2008. She has
managed both clinical and behavioral research studies in ASD and OCD. Her experience includes grant writing and
development, regulatory and financial grant management and program oversight.
Additionally, Ms. Ferretti is trained in the administration of neuropsychological
assessments, gold standard autism assessments, and use of clinical tools such
as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG)
and dysmorphology. She has managed a
support group for siblings of children with ASD, and has received training in
the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children with anxiety disorders.
Ms. Ferretti has been published in multiple scientific
journals and presented at conferences about her research. These include a presentation at the International
Meeting for Autism Research in 2009 and the Association for Chemoreception
Sciences in 2005. She is a member of the
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and received the Excellence Award from the Center of Autism Research for her work as a
coordinator and clinician. Her
background in education gives her a unique insight into the research field, and
she has volunteered in both inclusion and autism specific classrooms. Ms. Ferretti has been trained in multiple
research areas and is a well-rounded member of the research community.