Dr. Mark Ferro
Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health & Health Systems (Waterloo)
Core Member, Offord Centre for Child Studies
Scientist, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
P: 519-888-4567 x33664
Dr. Ferro is currently accepting graduate students in Public Health & Health Systems.
- Determinants of Health and Disease
- Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Epidemiology, Health trajectories, Health-related quality of life, Mental health, Physical health.
Research Program Overview
Dr. Ferro directs the Advancing Research in Children’s Health (ARCH) Lab (@ARCH__lab). His program of research investigates the link between physical and mental health in children and young people. His research takes a developmental approach to understanding the determinants of mental health and quality of life outcomes in children with chronic health conditions, with a particular interest in epilepsy. He also has interests in the measurement of mental health and health-related quality of life, health service use among children, family and stress processes influencing child health, and health trajectories during the transition from childhood to young adulthood.
- Multimorbidity in youth receiving mental health services
- 2014 Ontario Child Health Study
Publications & Achievements
- Saigal S, Ferro MA, Van Lieshout RJ, Schmidt LA, Morrison KM, Boyle MH. Health-related quality of life trajectories of extremely low birth weight survivors into adulthood. Journal of Pediatrics 2016;179(December):68-73.
- Ferro MA, Van Lieshout RJ, Ohayon J, Scott JG. Emotional and behavioral problems in adolescents and young adults with food allergy. Allergy 2016;71(4):532-540.
- Ferro MA, Gorter JW, Boyle MH. Trajectories of depressive symptoms in Canadian emerging adults. American Journal of Public Health 2015;105(11):2322-2327.
- Ferro MA & Boyle. The impact of chronic physical illness, maternal depressive symptoms, family functioning, and self-esteem on symptoms of anxiety and depression in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 2015;43(1):177-187.
Dr. Ferro’s Google Scholar page