Dr. Megan Ferri joined the Public Health Department at Mercyhurst University in 2019 as an Adjunct Professor.
Dr. Ferri is a physician with training in family medicine and public health. She developed an interest in public health during her medical training, being profoundly affected by the epidemic of chronic disease and its devastating consequences on patients and their families. Recognizing the critical lack of effective preventive medicine programs in our health care systems, Dr. Ferri believed that she could make a more profound impact in medicine by focusing her efforts on disease prevention rather than disease management. With this goal in mind, she pursued public health education and training at Nova Southeastern University and the Erie County Department of Health, where she worked with medically underserved populations including refugees, the homeless, and the LGBT community. She also gained extensive clinical experience in the Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), Tuberculosis, and Vaccination clinics.
Dr. Ferri has teaching experience at both the graduate (medical) and undergraduate level and has taught in lecture, laboratory, and clinical settings. Her courses include Human Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Ambulatory Family Medicine, and Hospital Medicine.
Teaching is Dr. Ferri’s passion, and she is at her happiest when working with her students. She loves sharing her (sometimes) overwhelming enthusiasm for public health with her students. In addition to teaching, she works as a Medical Informatics Consultant and remains involved with community health in the Erie area.
Bachelor's: Washington and Jefferson College
Medical School (DO): LECOM Bradenton
MPH: Kiran C. Patel College of Medicine School of Public Health
Research and Interests
Refugee/Immigrant, homeless and LGBT health.
Communicable Disease (specifically Sexually Transmitted Infections) and Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Chronic and Non-Communicable Disease
Foundations of Public Health