Lisa Ferretti

Research Assistant Professor
Social Work

Ritter Annex 547
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Lisa A. Ferretti holds an MSW from the University at Albany with a specialization in Management and Gerontology including a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. An Atlantic Philanthropies and John A. Hartford Foundation Practice Change Fellow, she is a licensed Master Social Worker and a national trainer in CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program and other federally supported evidence-based self-management programs.

At the University at Albany, Professor Ferretti served for more than a decade as Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness and Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare. She also served as Executive Director of the Quality and Technical Assistance Center - an organization dedicated to building community capacity and the workforce to support the dissemination of self-management programming.

As a joint or co-principal investigator on research, demonstration and evaluation projects focused on aging services and healthy aging, Professor Ferretti has worked with over 175 community based organizations implementing programs in 1,200 sites and reaching more than 15,000 people supported by federal, state and private funding of nearly $25 million.

Professor Ferretti has published 10 articles or book chapters, presented at 17 academic conferences, and has been an invited speaker on more than a dozen occasions in a variety of venues. She is a seasoned developer, facilitator and trainer of self-management interventions and curricula and has taught BSW and MSW courses in generalist macro practice and clinical practice with aging adults.


  • MSW, University at Albany
  • Certificate of Graduate Study, Non-profit Leadership and Management, University at Albany
  • BSW, University at Albany
  • AS, Human Services, Schenectady County Community College


  • MSW, Management/Gerontology, University at Albany¬†
  • BSW, Generalist Social Work Practice, University at Albany¬†
  • AS, Human Services, Schenectady County Community¬†College State University of New York