McMaster University

McMaster University

Mark Ferro

Dr. Mark Ferro, McMaster University, Pediatrics

Dr. Mark Ferro is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics, Core Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, and Scientist with CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research.

Dr. Ferro completed his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University and completed postdoctoral fellowships in pediatrics (Western University) and child psychiatric epidemiology (McMaster University). He is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology (CAPE), Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB), and Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE).

Dr. Ferro’s program of research focuses on understanding the measurement and psychosocial determinants of mental health and health-related quality of life in children with chronic illness.  His research has included using statistical models to describe the trajectories of depressive symptoms in mothers, examining self-concept and psychiatric comorbidities in children with chronic illnesses, family stress processes that influence child mental health, and mental health of individuals during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Dr. Ferro has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-14) – one of the most prestigious awards for postdoctoral researchers in Canada.  He was recently awarded a Research Early Career Award from Hamilton Health Sciences (2014-17).  An active researcher and collaborator, Dr. Ferro has been publishing in peer-reviewed journals since 2006, including papers in Neurology, Health Psychology, Schizophrenia Research, Epilepsia, and Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Dr. Ferro is currently accepting graduate students in Health Research Methodology.

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